IPOB observes Biafra day without sit-at-home

0
110

INDIGENOUS People of Biafra (IPOB) has said the annual Biafra day celebration, to commemorate fallen heroes of Biafra after the civil war, will not be observed with a sit-at-home order as it was in the past.

Media and Publicity Secretary of the group, Emma Powerful, in a statement in Owerri, said the celebration,which would hold between May 27 and May 30, would feature more of prayers and fasting for the Biafra heroes as well as against the ravaging
coronavirus pandemic.

According to the programmes as announced by the group, every member is expected to pray and fast at home, but added that there would be a candlelight procession in every state.

RELATED NEWS:May 30: IPOB shelves sit-at-home, declares 3-day global prayer

Explaining why members of the group would not observe sit-at-home, Powerful said: “There won’t be any sitat-home because our people have stayed at home during the coronavirus lockdown.

IPOB wouldn’t like to bother people with another lockdown in form of sit-at-home.
“After much consideration and deliberations, IPOB high command decided to urge Biafrans, both at home and in the diaspora, to observe this year’s remembrance and celebration of our brothers and sisters who were killed and starved to death during Biafra
war.

“This year’s anniversary will begin with reading of Psalms of David from chapter 1 to the
last chapter. Every individual and group should observe this year”s prayer designed to remember our fallen heroes and heroines who paid the ultimate price for our living.

“Therefore, IPOB families and Biafrans across countries of the world are encouraged to use this year’s anniversary to pray for our fallen heroes, including those who were killed by the overzealous Nigeria security personnel in the course of the renewed quest to restore Biafra.

READ ALSO:Breaking: Police arrest 9 suspected IPOB members, recover 13 stolen police rifles

“We shall also use this year’s event to pray for divine protection for Biafrans everywhere on the surface of the earth against the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world.

Watch Leakblast TV channel from around the world

We shall also pray for the speedy recovery of those infested with the scourge, and for immediate end of the global pandemic,” Powerful said.

Thanks for Reading via the most updated news portal

About Leakblast.com

Share your story with us

Advertise With us

Encourage & Support LeakBlast

Feel free to contact us

Call Us:+234(0)9073726403
Get us on Whatsapp: +234(0)8181166425      
Email Us: editors@leakblast.com

SUPPORT LEAKBLAST JOURNALISM OF INTEGRITY AND CREDIBILITY

Good  journalism costs a lot of money.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble Endeavor.

By contributing to LeakBlast, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Support LeakBlast

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here