May 30th Biafra Heroes Day: The Spirit Of Our Fallen Comrades Dwell Among Us; We Must Honour Them
By Sunday Okafor
For Family Writers
13th May 2017
As May 30th approaches which has been systematically mapped out in honour of Biafran falling heroes and heroines, I want to use this privilege to remind Biafrans the need to partake in the call for sit at home protest. The Sit at Home protest is the first of its kind to be declared by any group in the world. This form of protest was introduced by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), following the massive killings of Biafrans by the Nigerian Army. The first sit at home protest staged by IPOB on 23rd September 2016 recorded a total compliance in Biafra land. All activities were put to a standstill as various markets and financial houses in Onitsha, Igweocha, Aba and other Biafra land were locked up , in fact most schools' gates were either closed totally or half open.
However, the upcoming Sit at Home protest billed to hold on May 30th is a call every well meaningful Biafran must strictly adhere to. Biafrans have long been exterminated to the extent that the killing of Biafrans is no longer a crime in the British Zoo creation called Nigeria.
Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB came into existence and exposed all the inhumane treatment and atrocities perpetrated by the Nigerian government and also to restore Biafra in order to save us from the damnable hands of the government. By doing so, IPOB only plead you shut down your businesses, schools , transportations , market places in honour of Biafran fallen heroes and heroines who lay down their lives for us during the pogrom staged by the British government and Nigeria against Biafrans in 1967-1970 which resulted to the deaths of approximately 3.5 Millions Biafrans.
Biafra freedom remains sacrosanct and nothing can ever stop Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB from restoring Biafra. Complying with the sit at home order is a means of honouring those whose actions and lives helped create and shape our own. It means honouring those who shed blood for us, so that we might remember and also learn to craft lives of honour. Undoubtedly, that Biafran people are progressing in their businesses and making impact in developing Biafra land after it was totally bombarded by the Nigerian government in the pogrom is relatively because it is thriving on the blood of our fallen comrades.
Within the space of few years, as the agitation for Biafra restoration echoes again, under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Biafrans have been massacred and chastised by the Nigerian security forces like the military who violently attacked IPOB peaceful protest in their noble quest to restore Biafra. While trying to adhere to the U.N charter which confers power to the indigenous people seeking for their right to self determination we get killed or permanently maimed in the hands of these security operatives .
Therefore, honouring our fallen heroes and heroines on May 30th, 2017 shall once more prove how determined and resolute we are, in getting our nation restored.
Let us comply with this simple order please.
Edited by Ijeoma Maryan, For Family Writers.
The Biafra Herald