April 19, 2017
As this year’s 30th May Biafra heroes and heroines’ Remembrance Day is fast approaching, Biafrans all over the world, especially those in Biafraland, have been urged to heed to the call by the national leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to shut down all their routine activities and stay-at-home in honour of over 3.5 million Biafrans who sacrificed their precious lives not just during the 1966-70 Biafra genocidal war but also the over 2000 IPOB members who had met their untimely death in the cause of the pursuit for Biafra freedom in recent times perpetrated by the Nigerian government and their British collaborators.
It is very paramount that all that identify themselves as Biafrans to observe and commemorate this day in which is remarkable for the pains, strife and agonies our ancestors passed through during the war. And so, to remember and honour them by staying at home, and suspending every activity and businesses, is the day true Biafrans and people of the coastal states will indicate if they truly want to be part of the Republic of Biafra.
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Through our action on 30th of May, 2017, we shall pay our great fathers, mothers, children and friends who have paid the greatest sacrifice by dying for the cause we all believe in, a befitting respect and remembrance by sitting at home and pray that their souls should not rest or become weak but continue to fight the spiritual battle while we fight the physically until Biafra is fully restored because it is only through this avenue, will their soul rest in perfect peace.
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The blood of innocent Biafrans spilled on the roads, mountains, hills and valleys during the war cannot be forgotten, neither would the malnourished children starved to death be overlooked. They must be remembered always even beyond 30th May. We will never relent until they what they sacrificed for is achieved.
Therefore, those in Biafraland are advised to sit-at-home to show a mark of respect by shutting down their schools, markets, businesses, and even vehicular transportation and every outdoor activities until the end of this historic remembrance ceremony. In the other hand, we urge all our market leaders and chairmen, transportation companies, church leaders, etc, to adhere to this instructions and respect that memorial day without much hesitation. This in turn will show their commitment, support and patriotism towards their original and true nationhood.
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This year’s memorial day should be spent for the reminiscence, reflection, rememberance, appreciation and acknowledgment of the heavy sacrifices our fallen heroes and heroines paid in defending our people’s lives, lands and properties, not forgetting the heavy prize paid by people like our late Gen. Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, Gen. Phillip Effiong, Lieutenant Onwuatuegwu, Major Ifenso and a host of other Biafran Warlords, to secure our lands from alien invasions, indiscriminate killings and genocide.
It is notable of the fact that the civilized world today, has accepted self-determination as an inalienable right for indigenous peoples of the world, therefore the issue of Biafra self-determination and sovereignty is not a Nigeria Internal affair but an international affair as Nigeria herself, is a signatory to the UN Charter.
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Biafra youths should not afford to allow anybody, people, tribe, organisation or government to determine the future and destiny of the Biafra people. Whosoever that makes democratic solution impossible makes armed conflict inevitable. Nigeria must allow Biafrans to decide their fate by means of a peaceful plebiscite any other thing apart from this, is a clear call for total choas and war. Whichever way Nigeria choose, She will loose because one thing that is certain is that Biafra must be restored.
So therefore, we are appealing to all humans in the old Eastern region, known as Biafra, to make this memorial day of Biafra fallen heroes and heroines a success by complying with this onerous task to free and liberate ourselves from the shackles of bondage.
By Chukwuemeka Chimerue
Published By Nwosu C.S
For Biafra Writers