The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced September 23, 2016 as the day when it will gather its members across the world to protest the continued detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The group, in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, stated that “The IPOB worldwide protest will take place in all the countries across the globe except in Biafra land and Nigeria where church services will be held.”
It called on its members and “other Biafrans living in Nigeria and Biafra land” to stay in their homes on that day.”
Also, members of the group are expected to remain incommunicado by switching off their communication devices, especially mobile phones between 8am and 4pm on that day in order to send a strong message to the government that their demand for the release of Kanu and the sovereignty of Biafra is no joke.
IPOB asked its members to ensure that all markets, schools, Banks, transport companies and manufacturing companies close on same day in solidarity with the “overall objectives of the Biafra restoration process.”
“Again, we call on Okada riders, Keke drivers, Bus drivers, Luxurious bus Owners and drivers, The Nine Loaders (911 drivers and Owners) the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and National Association of Transport Owners (NATO) are advised to withdraw their vehicles from the road on that day in solidarity with IPOB worldwide for the release our leader, Kanu and for the total liberation of Biafra people.”