To mark the 53rd year anniversary, since late Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu, on May 30, 1967, declared Biafra as separate from Nigeria, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the IPoB, has hailed all those who fought and gave their lives for this course, adding that he is certain that Biafra will be actualised.
This year’s celebrations were done peacefully, and Kanu commended that.
In a statement by the Media and Publicity Secretary of IPoB, Emma Powerful, Kanu vowed that May 30 will never be forgotten, and commended the “bravery, commitment, and courage of Biafran fallen heroes who staked their lives for other Biafrans to live.’’
The statement reads, “Across the length and breadth of Biafraland, across every inch of land and forest where they fought and fell to protect their children, their relatives, and their generations unborn, we lit a beacon to shine their light of hope upon this generation of IPoB. From Igede to Opobo, from Bakassi to Edo, their light did shine at 12 midnight. We must remember them every May 30, on Biafra Heroes Day. IPoB will continue to remember and celebrate them.”
“We have remembered them and their memories shall continue to abide with us until we achieve that freedom for all, for which they laid down their lives. The class of 19 67-70 we salute you. The international community including United Nations, European Union and European Parliament, France, America, Africa and Nigeria should free Biafra.”