The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has commended South-east residents over what it described as “100 per cent compliance” with its sit-at-home order, to honour Igbos who were killed during the Nigerian Civil war.
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The war, which broke out between the Nigerian military and Igbo soldiers in 1967, ended in 1970, with millions of people killed.
To mark 51 years after the war, the proscribed group issued a sit-at-home order to Igbos in the South-east.
However, governors in the region issued a counter-directive, asking residents to go about their normal businesses and defend themselves if they are harassed by IPOB members.
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But streets of major cities in Ebonyi, Imo and Abia States were totally deserted on Monday.
IPOB, in a statement through its publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, titled, ‘Biafra Day Sit-At-Home Order Recorded 100% Compliance Throughout Biafra Land – IPOB,’ stated that the success of the sit-at-home order frightened their oppressors.
The separatist group urged its members to be resolute in the agitation for Biafra.
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“We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ably led by our prophet and liberator, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, are delighted to note that this year’s sit-at-home order in honour of our fallen heroes recorded 100% success throughout Biafra land,” he said.