Igbo remember 28 persons killed in 2017 by Nigerian soldiers who raided  Nnamdi Kanu’s home

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THE Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has successfully observed a sit-at-home peaceful protest to remember victims of the genocidal invasion of its leader’s compound at Afaraukwu Ibeku Umuahia on September 14, 2017.
About 28 innocent Igbo youths were killed that day by the Nigeria Army during the raid.

Realnews reports that Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader,   jumped bail after the raid when he absconded to safety abroad.

A statement by IPOB had advised "all Biafrans both men and women to stay indoors as a mark of honor to these fallen heroes and heroines.

“We must not fail to remember the supreme sacrifices of these great freedom seekers.”

The message which was issued by Emma  Powerful,  Media Publicity secretary of the IPOB, and made available to journalists, noted that “Nothing done to honour them should be considered too much for they have watered the tree of Biafra freedom with their blood.

“Our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has also made a lot of sacrifice for the restoration of Biafra. So, all of us must be prepared to play our roles to accomplish this great task. Biafra independence is a mandate that we must live to accomplish.

“We won’t be deterred by the killings of Biafra agitators by Nigeria compromised security agencies who cannot confront Fulani bandits and herdsmen rampaging the country. They derive pleasure in killing and torturing innocent people agitating for their freedom while fleeing from real terrorists.”

It could be noted that compliance with the order was total in Anambra state as key cities like Onitsha, Nnewi, Nnobi, Awka, Ogidi were asleep for the whole day. The usual noise and boisterous atmosphere were absent for the second day in a row, for issues related to the activities and directive of the IPOB.

This was irrespective of the threat by Gov Willie Obiano, of consequences on those who chose to obey the IPOB order. The governor had threatened the banks who often close their doors over such orders. He also ordered market leaders to ensure all markets remained open, same for all other activities in the states. - with reports from 247news

- Sept. 15, 2021 @ 09:09 GMT |

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