By David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has set aside September 23, 2016 for its members worldwide to protest the continued detention of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, and for the freedom of Biafra people.
A statement sent to THISDAY in Awka, Anambra State and signed by its Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, stated that protest is expected to hold worldwide, while areas declared to be Biafra land would only observe a sit-at-home protest.
“The IPOB worldwide protest will take place in all the countries across the globe except in Biafra land and Nigeria where church services will be held.
“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 same 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, Kanu and for the total liberation of Biafra people,” the statement read.
The group also advised all its members and others to switch off their communication devices especially mobile phones on that day from 8a.m. to 4p.m. in solidarity.
This the group said would let the world know including communication companies, that Biafrans are serious towards the release of their leader, Kanu and the restoration of its sovereignty.