The Pro-Biafra group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has warned those allegedly planning to sabotage the Remembrance Day celebrations of its fallen heroes and heroines which is set for May 30th.
IPOB alleged that there are some people who are constantly meeting with the Federal government to frustrate the remembrance of their men and women who were allegedly killed during protests and rallies.
The group in a statement by its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, however stated that the Remembrance Day is an event that should not be toyed with.
Statement read in full:
We the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and it’s leadership worldwide wish to use this medium to warn certain unscrupulous individuals masquerading as ‘agitators” who are making frantic efforts to sabotage the Remembrance Day celebrations of our fallen heroes and heroines, who laid down their lives for us in the British sponsored genocidal war against Biafrans, to retrace their steps or face certain destruction.
According to IPOB intelligence report, there are some groups and individuals who have over the weeks been meeting with enemies of Biafra, especially the Federal Government of Nigeria and certain Igbo governors, who gave them money to mobilise and frustrate our glorious 30th of May 2017 Remembrance Day. Some of these dishonourable and clearly shameless persons and groups are so devilish they don’t realise that it is their patriotic duty to honour those that fell in battle in defence of their freedom.
Our supreme leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu had the divine inspiration to institute the May 30th event back in 2014 at a public commemoration in our capital Enugu. This annual event, which is now observed by Biafrans all over the world as a mark of perpetual respect to the bravery of the few men and women who stood for 3 years to resist the combined murderous might of Britain, Egypt, Soviet Union and OAU is an event that cannot and should not be toyed with. If not for these men and women of the Biafran Army, the Biafran race, especially Igbos, would have been wiped out from the face of this earth. We owe these heroes a great debt of gratitude which can never be fully repaid. Therefore we must honour them.
Any person or persons working against the remembrance of our heroes deserve nothing less than death. These evil men who are in constant meetings with agents of the Government of Nigeria to frustrate the remembrance and honour of our soldiers including IPOB and MASSOB that fell during protests and rallies, must know that a fate worse than that endured by Ifeajuna awaits them. Their name and that of their children will be forever be associated with infamy. They should also be aware that posterity will never forgive their families and generations to come. As it was with Ifeajuna, so shall it be with them.
Furthermore, we wish to remind these misguided elements that IPOB is the largest most powerful non-violent liberation movement anywhere in the world right now. When we set out to do something, not even death can stop us, so they better beware. It is unfortunate that the Government of Nigeria and their collaborators in Biafraland have not observed that the resolve of IPOB family members worldwide towards the restoration of ancient nation of Biafra is unshakable.
IPOB is firmly under the supreme leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and he has made it clear after his release that he won’t settle for anything other than the total liberation of Biafra from the British contraption called Nigeria. Anybody campaigning for restructuring of Nigeria in the name of Prophet Nnamdi Kanu clearly doesn’t know him very well because he was born to restore Biafra not restructure Nigeria. It was our leader that coined the phrase, Biafra or Death, and he meant every syllable of it.