The indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, on Sunday called on all those sympathetic to the Biafra course to join the group tomorrow as it stages a peaceful rally in remembrance of Biafra fallen heroes and heroines who died during the Biafra/ Nigeria civil war of 1967 to 1970 and in the course of the struggle so far.
The group’s spokesman, Emma Powerful in a statement said the peaceful remembrance march will also be used to honour and reassure its embattled leader, Nnandi Kanu, who is currently being incarcerated that he has not been forgotten.
He said, “IPOB family meetings worldwide invites all electronic and print media companies and international media houses to come and witness our 30th of May 2016 Remembrance day an event initiated by our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and religiously observed since 2014 at the multi-million cenotaph that was destroyed by misguided criminal elements claiming to be working for actualization of Biafra when in actual sense he was working against Biafra, before he was removed by his former followers.
“We are also calling on all the clans in Biafra, be you Izon (ljaw), Isoko, Ishekiri, Efik, Ibibio, Idoma, Isobo, Igede, Igala, Igboakiri (Igbanke), Igbos and others to come out and be part of the peaceful events marking this occasion. People will gather at IPOB organized events all over the world to show their respect, but all those in Biafra land should attend the gathering in Anambra state.”
The group’s spokesman, however, warned those who may want to use the peaceful march to involve in violence that IPOB will deal decisively with them, stressing that the group under Kanu’s leadership would not be involved in the break down of law and order.
“We are, therefore, calling on the Governor of Anambra State and Chief Security Officer of the state, Chief Willie Obiano, Commissioner of Police, Army Commander and Navy Commander to call their men and security agents who were parading around the state to order, because we are a non-violent organization that is bent on the restoration of Biafra and nobody born of a woman can stop us, because this is the project of Chukwuokike Abiama, God Almighty,” he said.