The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has asked its members to observe the sit-at-home exercise on May 30.
The group’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, said they chose to sit at home and remember their fallen heroes rather than marching to the streets where the Nigeria security agents could launch attack on them.
According to IPOB, “We wish to alert Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of Biafra freedom about the strategies mapped out by the Nigerian government and her security agencies to deal with the people of Biafra during the remembrance day celebration of our fallen heroes and heroines that laid down their lives during the genocidal war of 1967 and 1970.
“Nevertheless, we are calling on every Biafran to stay at home on that particular day to avoid the security operatives who wish to kill the people of Biafra for nothing.”
Meanwhile, the Biafra Independent Movement, BIM, under the leadership of Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has pleaded with security agencies to allow them celebrate in peace the 18th anniversary of MASSOB slated for May 22 to May 30.
BIM/MASSOB reiterated that the group was not a violent organization but peaceful agitators, pursuing self determination as enshrined in international human rights charter.
BIM/MASSOB leader for Enugu West Province, Chief Edwin Iloagu, said the group will roll out drums to celebrate 18 years of renewed agitation for Biafra and pleaded with the police and army to allow them express their common desire.
He stated that starting from May 22, thanksgiving church services, peaceful procession, cultural displays and football matches will be held with a grand finale on May 30.