Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called for the unconditional release of its members illegally arrested during their candle procession in Eleme, Portharcourt.
In a statement by the Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB maintained that its unity remained key and strength to achieve their freedom.
The group expressed satisfaction at the successful celebration of the May 30 sit at home events in commemoration of its fallen heroes and heroines who paid ultimate price for the actualization of Biafra.
The statement partly read, “We the great and indefatigable family of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide ably led by the indomitable and prophet of our time Mazi Nnamdi Kanu congratulate every Biafrans for their resoluteness and determination towards the peaceful observance and successful outcome of this noble event championed by IPOB in remembrance and commemoration of our fallen heroes and heroines who paid ultimate price and sacrificed much of their lives in Biafra war of annihilation by Nigeria government and her allies between 1967 and 1970.
“IPOB is working the clock round both local and internationally to ensure that those illegally arrested by Fulani terrorists in Nigeria army and police uniforms at Eleme during their candle procession are released without further delay. Our unity is key and strengthens to achieve our freedom.
“This year’s celebration of the epoch event went successfully well across Biafraland without any hindrance. All Biafrans around the globe celebrated this event in their respective countries of abode.
“We equally thank Biafrans of Ijaw (Izon), Annang, Ibibio, Igbo, Uhrobo, Isoko, ltsekiri, Efik, Idoma/Igede, Igala, Igbanke (Igbo Akira), Igodomigodo, Esan, Ogoni and others who contributed immensely for the huge success recorded in this year’s exercise.
“Those who participated in this year’s Biafra remembrance day with candle processions all across Biafraland and beyond did well, and we pray the Almighty God (Chukwu Okike Abiama) to continue to protect them for what is absolutely coming in future.
“IPOB is totally ready and doing much to ensure that Biafra independence and sovereignty comes in our life time. Every inch of Biafraland observed and participated in the candle processions – the length and breadth of Biafraland, every inch of land, forest and sea where gallants men and women fought and fell to protect our children, relatives and generations unborn.
“In the midnight across our land, people of Biafra lit a beacon to shine lights of hope upon this generation of IPOB.
“This 30th of May 2020, our people remembered those who fought for us to live accordingly and we are on the know that their spirit and memories shall continue to abide with us until Biafra freedom is completely achieved.
“Therefore, every Biafran must be prepared to welcome the sovereignty and independence of Biafra in no distance future.”