The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared October 1st a sit-at-home day across the South-East region.
IPOB said the sit-at-home declaration was in solidarity with its Yoruba brothers agitating for Oduduwa Republic.
According to Emma Powerful, IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, its members would join its Yoruba brothers agitating for Oduduwa Republic in public protests to mark the day.
The Biafra secessionist group alleged that it had credible intelligence that terrorist groups planned to attack people of the region intending to celebrate the Independence Day.
“We enjoin all Biafrans and every conscious Nigerian, especially those ethnic nationalities reeling from the triple double blow of state sponsored terrorism, bad governance and economic annihilation, to boycott every government organised ceremony designed to eulogise the failure that Nigeria has become.
“This is the time to let the world know how disastrously intolerable human existence is in Nigeria today.
“We, the global movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra, wish to announce to all Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom all over the world that Biafrans across the globe shall observe a sit-at-home in Biafraland and where permissible in the Diaspora, join our Yoruba brethren agitating for Oduduwa Republic in public protests to mark October 1, 2020.
“If you want to see an end to terrorism and organised mediocrity, now is the time to register your anger by ensuring that you and your household sit at home on October 1, 2020.
“Do not risk the life and well-being of your children by allowing them to gather in groups in the open where terrorists may find it easier to blow them up or kidnap them. There is credible intelligence that terrorist groups are planning to slaughter our children should they venture out to celebrate or march on October 1st.
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