Biafra Remembrance Day, a day set aside by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other pro-Biafra activists to sit-at-home in honour their fallen heroes, has commenced.
Naija News had reported earlier that IPOB declared May 30 as sit-at-home day throughout the Southeast referred to as “Biafraland” by pro-Biafra activists and Nigeria in remembrance of its fallen heroes and heroines.
The IPOB leader said: “Today is a day of serious thinking and reasoning on the part of our people and the day the entire Biafraland is locked down, markets are not opened, no schools, no offices are opened, no banks, nothing.
“Everywhere is at a complete standstill and total, shut down,” Kanu said in his 6 am broadcast which was monitored by Naija News.
While Biafrans in Nigeria in Nigeria will observe a “sit-at-home”, others around the world are expected to hold rallies.
Naija News brings the latest reports of happenings during the ‘Biafra Remembrance Day’ celebration.
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9:06 am: Nobody seen at Akwa Road in Anambra state, southeast Nigeria.
9:05 am: Nnamdi Kanu tweets: “#BiafraHeroesDay2019 is trending on Twitter. Let us keep it that way by tweeting pictures and videos of empty and deserted towns and cities in Biafraland. The world must know we truly honoured our heroes by sitting at home.”
#BiafraHeroesDay2019 is trending on Twitter. Let us keep it that way by tweeting pictures and videos of empty and deserted towns and cities in Biafraland. The world must know we truly honoured our heroes by sitting at home. pic.twitter.com/Uc2WCsfCEh
— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) May 30, 2019
7:50 am: Onitsha Head Bridge observes sit-at-home.
6:00 am: IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu addresses Biafrans ahead of the sit-at-home. Listen here.
5:45 am: Good morning readers and welcome to our live coverage of the May 30, 2019 ‘Biafra Remembrance Day’ observed by pro-Biafra activists.