The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said that the observance of the sit-at-home declaration in parts of Bayelsa, Rivers and some places has shown that Biafra has been widely accepted even outside the Southeast region.
Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, declared this while speaking on the outcome of the sit-at-home protest.
“This sit-at-home order for Biafra restoration and remembrance of our fallen heroes and heroines is not an Igbo affair only. Our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, issued the sit-at-home order, which was obeyed everywhere, when he was in prison.
“He never said we should honour and remember those that died in Igboland only. He ordered that Biafrans and IPOB members worldwide must honour and remember those who died and paid the ultimate price during the genocidal war against the people of Biafra from 1967 to 1970, bearing in mind that not only Ndigbo make up Biafra nation. What happened during the sit-at-home order on 30th May 2017 will show you that Biafra is not only for Igbo.
“We give glory to Almighty God (Chukwu Okike Abiama), who made it possible for our people to live up to our expectations”, he told Sun.
“IPOB is an ordained movement that heaven wants to use to liberate the oppressed people in Biafra, the God Almighty who raised our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will finish it. Again, we achieved 100 per cent compliance because IPOB always stands on the truth.
“You may think that people are not seeing what you do but when you call for action then you know whether you are on the right track. People have seen the truth in IPOB; that is the secret.
“IPOB is a worldwide freedom fighting movement that has leadership that directs the affairs of the group. We don’t just open our mouth and talk like market women
“When we want to take up any new action we must announce it to the world and people will understand what we are about to do and which we must do and follow it up to the logical conclusion.”