By Chimaobi Nwaiwu
Nnewi—The Directorate of State, DOS, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, worldwide has declared 23rd September 2016 as the day for Biafrans worldwide to protest against the continued detention of its leader Nnamdi Kanu and for the freedom of Biafra people.
In a statement signed by its Media and Publicity Officer, Mr Emma Powerful, IPOB said the worldwide protest will take place in all the countries across the globe except in Biafra land and Nigeria where church services will be held in place of protest.
The statement read: “Every IPOB member and other Biafrans living in Nigeria and Biafra land will stay in their homes on that day. We also ask that all markets, schools, banks, transport companies and manufacturing companies to close on that day in solidarity with the overall objectives of the Biafra restoration process irrespective of your persuasion or affiliation.”
“Again, we call on Okada riders, Keke drivers, Bus drivers, Luxurious bus Owners and drivers, The Nine Loaders (911 drivers and Owners) the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and National Association of Transport Owners (NATO) are advised to withdraw their vehicles from the road on that day in solidarity with IPOB worldwide for the release our leader mazi Nnamdi Kanu and for the total liberation of Biafra people.
“We also advise every Biafran to switch off their communication devices especially mobile phones on that day from 8 Am in the morning to 4 PM in the evening in solidarity. This will let the world know including communication companies, that Biafrans are serious towards the release of their leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the restoration of the ancient and sacred sovereignty of God’s nation Biafra.
“The Directorate of State (DOS) of the Indigenous People of Biafra has decided that only Biafraland and Nigeria are exempt from street protests on this occasion however any country where there are IPOB family units that doesn’t participate in this global event will be shut down immediately by the DOS”.