IPOB Urges Yorubas To Join Sit-At-Home Declaration May 30
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has declared May 30 as sit-at-home day in honour of those killed by herdsmen across the country.
Recall that the group was proscribed by the federal government after engaging in violent activities in some parts of the country.
In a statement issued by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, he stated that the sit-at-home would be observed in about 20 states.
It said, “There will be no human, vehicular or animal movement across Biafraland on May 30, 2018.
“There will be total compliance in Biafraland. Middle Belt and Yorubaland brethren are advised to join this historic sit-at-home to honour the memory of all those who died unjustly in Nigeria.
“Churches, mosques, synagogues and temples are encouraged to open their places of worship at midnight on May 29 for special midnight prayers in remembrance of all those who died as a result of violence. The special vigil will be held at the homes of select Biafran heroes.
“We are calling on all the people of Southern Kaduna, Middle Belt, especially Benue, Adamawa, Kogi, those affected by herdsmen terrorism in Ondo and other states in Yorubaland to join the great family of IPOB in observing a day of solemn prayer and sit-at-home to remember those that lost their lives unlawfully at the hands of Fulani terrorist herdsmen and security agencies.
“We shall also remember all the victims of Fulani herdsmen attacks, Boko Haram violence and those that died at the hands of Nigerian security agencies over the years, who nobody remembers.”
Stating that the sit-at-home coincided with the