From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the leadership of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, has wondered
why United Nations (UN) and other world leaders as well as human rights organizations have refused to talk and allowed the Nigeria government and security agents to be killing unarmed civilians for demanding self determination.
The group said that they have decided to follow the international law of peaceful means to restore Biafra state, but noted that it is very pathetic that world leaders were adamant over the killings of innocent peaceful protesters who only demand their own separate Nation in this contraption called Nigeria.
A statement by the Media and Publicity Officer of IPOB Mr. Emma Powerful, informed the whole
world that they were not celebrating the restoration of Biafra or Biafra independence rather they
celebrated the remembrance of the fallen brethren during the civil war and those who died during the peaceful protest in so many states of Biafra land. According to the group, “IPOB family worldwide regrets why the FG used the security agents like Army, Navy, Police and DSS to kill unarmed civilians who came to see the remembrance day celebration of their fallen heroes and heroines during the Biafra/Nigeria war.
The events took place in more than 102 countries around the world without bloodshed”. “We congratulated all IPOB family members and Biafrans worldwide on their courage and support during the war against the people of Biafra between 1967 and 1970 and for those who died during the peaceful protests and rallies in Aba, Onitsha, Asaba, Igweocha and Bayelsa state”
“We want to thank our leader, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, who is undergoing concocted charges with the Nigeria court in Abuja for initiating this event in Enugu 2014 and Aba 2015. Although the previous remembrance days did not turn to bloodshed like this year’s own in Anambra State”
Powerful states: “Beside that IPOB under Nnamdi Kanu who is the only organisation that organised the event and executed it worldwide and those organizations claiming to be part of the events in one way or another are hypocritical because you cannot eat your cake and have it”.