IPOB mandates sit-at-home order on Oct 1, removal of Nigerian flag

IPOB mandates sit-at-home order on Oct 1, removal of Nigerian flag

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has issued another mandatory sit-at-home protest on October 1, which is the anniversary of Nigeria’s independence, insisting that they would lock down the entire Southeast.

Also, the IPOB ordered its members to bring down all Nigerian flags mounted; anywhere throughout the South East, with effect from September 25, 2021.

This was contained in a statement issued by the IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful in Awka, Anambra State on Saturday, September 25.

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Emma Powerful in the statement said, “IPOB has declared 1st of October 2021 total shutdown in Biafra land; as a sign of our rejection of the evil construct called Nigeria and there shall be no movement in Biafra land on this day.

“Also, IPOB has declared from today 25th September 2021 that all Nigerian flag mounted anywhere in Biafra land must be brought down, Banks exceptional. IPOB leadership will communicate to banks directly and give them a reason they must peacefully bring down Nigeria flag in their banking premises before we do it ourselves in our own way.”

The group added, “In line with the Memorandum of Understanding and alliance between Ambazonia and Biafra nations; we wish to ask Biafrans to support and celebrate Ambazonia Independence Anniversary on October 1st, 2021.

“It is, therefore, the delight of the Directorate of State, of our great movement, IPOB; that we inform Biafrans all over the world of this upcoming Independence day celebration; of our great ally and neighbour, the Ambazonian people billed for 1st of October 2021.

“We, therefore, urge world leaders to use the opportunity of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly meeting; to discuss the sufferings of the two persecuted nations of Biafra and Ambazonia. Our people have suffered enough in the hands of our oppressors who are in bed with terrorists; but derive pleasure in crushing peaceful agitators instead of addressing our genuine concerns.”

IPOB had earlier announced the end of its weekly sit-at-home protest amid criticism of its adverse effect on the region; saying that its struggle may have been infiltrated by miscreants, who have been violently enforcing its protest.

 

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