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Biafra: May 30 declared sit-at-home to honour fallen heroes

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared May 30 as sit-at-home day in the South East and other parts of the country in remembrance of its fallen heroes and heroines.

The group, in a statement on Wednesday by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, said it would be a day to remember victims of Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen attacks.

Part of the statement read: “Churches, Mosques, Synagogues and Temples are encouraged to open their places of worship on the midnight of the 29th of May for special prayers in remembrance of all that died as a result of violence and sponsored killings.

“Special vigil will be held at the homes of select Biafran heroes and heroines who were murdered in cold blood in Biafraland.

“This year’s remembrance and sit-at-home order will be special because it will present a unique moment of shared pains and misery for all the families that lost their loved ones to war, hunger, starvation, disease, terrorism and state sponsored killings going on now in Nigeria.”

It added: “In our usual tradition, all IPOB families in the diaspora must rally on the streets of their respective countries with written petitions ready to be submitted to the nearest United Nation offices and embassies of foreign missions in that country.”

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