The Chief Ralph Uwazuruike’s Biafran Independent Movement, BIM, formerly, Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) on Monday said it would mark its 23rd anniversary on Tuesday.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had earlier declared same Tuesday a total lockdown in Southeast zone, in solidarity for its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s arraignment in Abuja court.
BIM-MASSOB Chief Minister of Anambra Central zone, James Ezeani in a statement said members were expected to dress on their Biafran regalia while on a peaceful procession as part of activities lined up for the celebration.
He said, “It may be a co-incidence because our 23rd year celebration of the existence of BIM-MASSOB, has earlier been fixed for Tuesday, 13th September, 2022, and we are unstoppable.”
“We will commence procession in the morning hour through out Biafran Land and every member is expected to be on Biafran regalia. We are a non violent movement that have already actualized a sovereign State of Biafra.
“What we are doing tomorrow, (Tuesday), is celebration of the movement’s 23rd existence and we urge all Biafrans to join us in the celebration, it is not easy to have attained this far.
“Biafra is a nation filled with milk and honey, we are not like the Nigerian nation where the leadership and political class do what they like without considering the interest of the poor masses.
“Our leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, the Ezeigbo Gburugburu, started this journey of independent of Biafrans sequel to marginalization of the Igbo nation.
“Hitherto most tribes thought he was joking, but today, because of plot to islamise Nigerian people, by President Hohammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, all have come to join Uwazuruike, for their own freedom.
“It is criminal activities now in Nigeria, nobody is save, both the high and low are not sure of their lives today because criminals , mostly from terrorist Fulani herdsmen, have taken over Nigeria, and the brother and father, who claims to be Nigerian President, is there, clapping for them for a job well done.
“It is going to be enjoyment galore in Biafran land Tuesday, 13th September, and there will be gifts that will include, Biafran currency, t-shirts, caps, uniforms, belts, key-holders, stickers, among others.”