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IPOB Announces Shutdown of Eastern Nigeria on 1st October

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared that there will be no Independence Day anniversary on 1 October in the eastern states.

In a statement by the outlawed group fighting for a separate Biafra Republic, they said there will be a total shutdown in Biafra land “as a sign of rejection of the evil construct called Nigeria and there shall be no movement in Biafra land on this day.”

Spokesperson of the group, Emma Powerful said there would be no movement in the zone on October 1 and called for strict adherence to the directives to avoid regrets.

He also asked fellow Biafrans to celebrate the day with Anglophone Cameroonians, fighting for the creation of Ambazonia.

Powerful announced operation “no Nigerian flag” in all organisations in the region with effect from September 25, 2021.

It said banks will be asked separately to bring down the flag.

“Everybody must strictly adhere to this directive from IPOB leadership, we want to let the world know you that Biafraland is not Nigeria and shall not be. Don’t say I don’t know, a word is enough for the wise.

“In line with the Memorandum of Understanding, MOU and alliance between Ambazonia and Biafra nations, we the global family of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to ask Biafrans to support and celebrate Ambazonia Independence Anniversary on October 1st 2021.

“It is, therefore, the delight of the Directorate Of State, DOS of our great movement, IPOB, that we inform Biafrans all over the world of this upcoming Independence Day Celebration of our great ally and neighbour, the Ambazonian people billed for 1st of October 2021.

“We advise Biafrans to stand with Ambazonia people as they celebrate their God-given freedom and independence. We should bear in mind that our brothers and sisters in Ambazonia are passing through persecutions in the hands of murderous Cameroonian Government just like Biafrans are facing similar ordeals in the hands of Fulani controlled federal government of Nigeria that sympathatises with terrorists but kills peaceful agitators .

“We, therefore, urge world leaders to use the opportunity of the on-going United Nations General Assembly, UNGA meeting to discuss the sufferings of the two persecuted nations of Biafra and Ambazonia. Our people have suffered enough in the hands of our oppressors who are in bed with terrorists but derive pleasure in crushing peaceful agitators instead of addressing our genuine concerns,” he stated

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