By; PAMELA EBOH Awka
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has announced plans to commemorate the fallen heroes and heroines of Biafra on May 30, 2020.
The group called on Biafrans at home and in the diaspora to join in observing this year’s rememberance through fasting and prayers, saying that the programme will last for 3 days starting from 27th to May 30, 2020.
A statement by IPOB media and publicity secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful read in part, “This is a celebration of Biafrans who were killed and starved to death during the genocidal war on the peaceful land of Biafra by Nigeria government and her foreign allies including Britian, Egypt, USSR and Czechs Republic between 1967 and 1970.
“This year’s episode and event will start with prayers and end with prayers. There will also be candle processions at every state, LGA, ward and church in our land. It is very imperative that our people observe these great days for those who paid ultimate price and sacrificed their youthful lives for our own lives to be today”.
IPOB said there will be no sit at home during the celebration because of the long lock down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It added that this year’s event would be used to pray for divine protection of all Biafrans everywhere on the surface of the earth against the covid-19 pandemic ravaging the world as well as the speedy recovery of all those infested with the scourge, and for immediate end of the global pandemic.
Continuing, the statement said, “This year’s anniversary will begin with reading of Psalms of David from chapter 1 to the last chapter. Every individual and group(s) should observe this year”s prayer designed to remember our fallen heroes and heroines who paid the ultimate price for our living.
“Nigeria government and her partners in crime decided to wipe out the whole race but God Almighty in Heaven, ‘Chukwu Okike Abiama’ said no to that through these our brethren who sacrificed their lives for us to live”.