The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has honoured members of his group and pro-Biafra agitators killed during the Operation Python Dance II at his residence in Afara-Ukwu, Abia State in 2017.
ORIENTAL TIMES recalls that IPOB members and other pro-Biafra agitators clashed with the Nigerian Army in September 2017. The clash in its wake left some “Biafrans” dead and others injured.
On Friday, Kanu took to Twitter to reveal that he would be honouring those that died September 2017 when the military invaded Abia state.
The IPOB leader also tagged September 14 as “Saboteur Day“, noting that Biafrans will never forget those that were killed during the clash with soldiers of the Nigerian Army.
“September 14 is #SaboteurDay. We shall observe a minute silence at 12 noon Biafraland time to remember the #Gallant28 that fell at my residence in Afara-Ukwu and all Biafrans that were murdered through Operation Python Dance II. We will never forget nor forgive,” Kanu had tweeted September 13.
On Saturday, September 14, the IPOB revealed that he honoured those killed with a minute silence followed by a prayer at 12:02.
“At exactly 12 Noon Biafraland Time I honoured them with a minute silence followed by a prayer at 12:02. The #Gallant28 and all that fell on this day two years ago are immortal, they will never be forgotten,” the IPOB leader tweeted.
Meanwhile, it would be recalled that Kanu is leading a group (IPOB) seeking secession from Nigeria. The group has since been proscribed by the Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari.