(Jeff Amechi Agbodo, ONITSHA)
The Igbo nationalist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the leadership of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu has called on the Governor of Anambra State and Chief Security Officer of the Anambra state Chief Willie Obiano, State Commissioner of Police, Army Comander and Navy Comander in the state to call their men and other security agents to order as it marks the peaceful remembrance of the Biafran fallen heroes and heroines today.
The group urged Biafans all over the world, friends of Biafra, lovers of freedom and all freedom fighters across the world to come and witness the peaceful remembrance of the Biafra fallen heroes and heroines who died during the Biafra/ Nigeria genocidal war against Biafrans between 1967 to 1970 as well as those who died during the peaceful protest and evangelism in Onitsha Anambra state, praying ground in Aba Abia state, (Igweocha) PH Rivers state and Delta state schedule to take place today in Anambra state.
A statement by the Media Publicity officer of IPOB Mr. Emma Powerful alleged that security agents have been parading around the state creating uncles tension where there is none because IPOB has been a non-violent organization that is bent on the restoration of Biafra and nobody born of a woman can stop it because it is the project of Chukwuokike Abiama (God Almighty).
According to the powerful, “IPOB family meetings worldwide invites all electronic and print media companies and international media houses to come and witness (today) 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 working at the instructions of Chief Raphael Uwazuruike of MASSOB and his cohorts”,
“We are also calling on all the clans in Biafra be Izon (ljaw), Isokoh, Ishekiri, Efik, Ibibio, Idoma, Isobo, Igede, Igala, Igboakiri (Igbanke), Igbos and others to join and be part of the peaceful events marking this occasion. People will gather at IPOB organised events all over the world to show their respect but all those in Biafraland should attend the gathering in Anambra state”,
“Above all IPOB under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has never been involved in any crime or any form of violence and security agents should not cause more harm and damage to the nonviolence freedom group” powerful warned.