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May 30: MASSOB to celebrate 2021 Biafra Day, directs all markets, schools, banks, public offices to shut down

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has announced that they will observe the 2021 Biafra Day celebrations with a Sit-at-Home, on the 30th of May, 2021.

According to a Press Release signed by the National Director of Information of MASSOB, Comrade Samuel Edeson, the decision was taken at a National meeting of the organisation in Enugu earlier today.

The pro-Biafra group in its declaration, argued that they will never change the ordinances of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, leader of the Biafra nation.

According to the release, “Ojukwu declared the Republic of Biafra with the total consent and full support of the elders and the people of Biafra on May 30th, 1967.

“MASSOB have no intention or plan to observe our fatherland anniversary celebration on any other date except on May 30th because May 30th is sacrosanct and sacred to the history and lives of Biafra Republic.

“The ordinances of our great leader, General Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu must be jealousy and eloquently adhered to, any attempt to change it by disgruntled persons will be strictly resisted.
“MASSOB directs the people of Biafra to observe a special prayers and supplication for the fallen Biafra heroes during the Nigeria -Biafra war and our comrades that were killed by Nigeria security agents including the people of Biafra that died in the hands of Islamic Boko Haram and Fulani terrorist herdsmen.

“MASSOB directs all markets, schools, banks and all other public offices in Biafra land to observe the sit at home exercise as a mark of respect for our fatherland

“In spirit of brotherhood and Biafranism, MASSOB will collaborate with other Pro Biafran groups that have unanimously agreed and resolved to jointly observe, commemorate and celebrate the 54 years anniversary of Biafra declaration by our foremost leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu on 30th May, 2021.

“This year’s anniversary will be celebrated by the people of Biafra not as a pro Biafra group, it is a mark of respect and honour to our father land, it is also a reminder to the visions and commandments of our great ancestors that we are not Nigerians but Biafrans.

“We enjoin our people to get ready for the celebration of this great anniversary which will hold to remind ourselves to continue the self determination movement for Biafra actualization and restoration”, it declared.

Biafran groups to observe May 30 Anniversary with ADF, Ohanaeze Ndigbo

The 30th May annual Remembrance ceremony of pro-Biafrans will be observed this year by the Coalition of pro-Biafran groups, Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) and Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

This was revealed in a communique issued by the Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra, signed by Barrister Emeka Emekesiri.

The document invited ‘all Biafrans living in Nigeria and in the Diaspora’ to the annual celebration, to honour of fallen heroes and heroines and to uphold the history and rich cultural heritage of the Biafran people.

Emekesiri, who noted that some pro-Biafra groups instructed their members to sit at home on that day, explained that they respect this choice, but cautioned them not to interfere with the anniversary celebration billed to hold that day in Enugu.

The document further read “The Coalition of pro-Biafra Groups shall hold a Press Conference at Enugu in the morning of 30 May 2019 by 10.00am and move to the Rocks Cathedral for the celebration. Thus, there shall be movement on that day as some people shall come from various places to attend the event at the Rocks Cathedral, Ogui, Enugu.

“This commemoration is a cultural event anchored upon our Customary Law. It is a day we shall remember our history, mourn our dead, and tell our children and grandchildren our stories by ourselves.

“We request for your cooperation and enjoin everybody to keep the peace.

Ohaneze Youths Hail FG Over 2nd Niger Bridge, Igbo Roads, Endorse May 30 Remembrance Day

The Enugu state chapter of Ohaneze Youth Council (OYC) has commended the Federal Government of Nigeria for the repair of federal roads in Igbo land, as well as the 2nd Niger Bridge.

OYC also called on the FG, as well as state governors and elected political office holders in the Igbo land to recognize May 30 and observe it as Remembrance Day of all people who died during the Nigeria-Biafra War.

These were contained in a communique issued by the organization in Enugu after its meeting on Saturday, 25th May 2019 and signed by its chairman, Comrade Emmanuel Ozoani.

It read in parts “The OYC is happy with the efforts of the Federal Government through the Ministry of Works to ensure that the failed and dilapidated roads in Igboland begin to serve our people. We are particularly delighted by the fact that despite the fact that the minister nor the president are Igbo, they have demonstrated that they are professional statesmen by building quality and durable roads and bridges in Ala Igbo. Particular mention is made of the Enugu Onitsha Expressway, the Enugu Port Harcourt Expressway and the 2nd Niger Bridge.

OYC is saying, daalunu! We thank you for the much you have done and hope that the numerous failed roads across Ala Igbo will eventually disappear as Mr President continues to work for our people.

“In honor of the sons and daughters of Igboland who died during the civil war, Ndi Igbo should adopt May 30 as World Igbo Remembrance Day. In that vein, all Igbos including industrialists, political leaders, educationists, students, businessman and women and Igbos from all walks of life are encouraged to observe that day as a mark of respect for our fallen brothers, sisters and friends during the war.

“We hereby call on our political leaders including governors, legislators, local government chairmen and councilors and other political appointees of Igbo extraction to officially adopt May 30 for this purpose;

“Youths are encouraged to observe this day too as a mark of respect and never to engage in any form of violence;

“The OYC hereby also is calling on the Federal Government to support the Remembrance of our fallen people, which include casualties from other sections of the country. The May 30 Memorial is not meant to be an affront on the government of Nigeria, but is a call on the FG to recognize these Igbos as they were also Nigerians. Be aware that as long as these Igbos remain unrecognized, and not mourned not honored by the country, the losses and pains of the war will remain an open wound that will refer to heal, and Igbos and indeed,all who lost people during the war will continually feel, believe that they are marginalized by the rest of the country, and and continue cry out”, they advised in the communique.

IPOB says Army plots to massacre them on May 30 in S/E, S/S states

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) said its intelligence unit has uncovered plot by the military to invade South East and South South regions and kill agitators during the May 30, 2016 Biafra Day anniversary.

IPOB Media and Publicity Officer who raised the alarm in a press statement issued yesterday, said Nigeria’s  Defence Headquarters is behind the plot which according to him, is aimed at crippling the struggles for Biafran independence.

He described the plot as “evil and unjustified” as the agitators are only using the day “for the peaceful remembrance of Biafran who died since 1967 till date”.

The statement reads in part: “The Indigenous People of Biafran (IPOB) Worldwide condemns in advance the plan of the Federal Government and the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) comprising the Army, Navy, Police, DSS and others to invade Biafra land.

“We are using this medium to let the world know that they have perfected plans to bring down the northern soldiers to Biafran land on 28th May, 2016. These intending soldiers will come to Biafra land with marines and different departments in the security.

“They have been given orders to shoot at sight and make sure the peaceful remembrance of the Biafran heroes and heroines did not hold and also they were asked to take over the bridge in Onitsha.”

IPOB wondered why the security agents would be detailed to clamp down on unarmed and non-violent freedom fighters, arguing that ‘remembrance days’ are a common global practice. IPOB, therefore, appealed to the international community to hold Nigerian security forces responsible, should anything happen to agitators during the forthcoming Biafra Day anniversary.

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