The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has mentioned easterners’ compliance with the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) sends a transparent message to Nigeria.
It was gathered that the Remembrance Day was noticed within the 5 Southeastern states: Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo on Monday.
Streets in Southeast Nigeria, in response to stories, have been abandoned because the area commemorated the dying of over a million individuals who died within the Biafra struggle half a century in the past.
Marketplaces and roads have been empty within the main cities of Aba, Owerri and Awka, in a renewed push by the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra to recollect the struggle victims and heroes with a strict order for individuals to stay indoors on the mentioned date.
In a press release issued by its Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the group mentioned the extent of success recorded within the May 31 sit-at-home order exhibits Igbo unity and respect for the fallen heroes.
He acknowledged that the event must be a supply of fear to constituted authorities in any respect ranges as Igbos have despatched a transparent message.
Isiguzoro additional known as on Southeast Governors to hunt to the discharge of all Biafra agitators arrested and imprisoned over agitations.
The assertion learn, ”Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide applauds Ndigbo for the brand new exhibition of ‘Igbo unity, obedience to an rising new management in southeastern Nigeria and respect for the fallen heroes, this improvement ought to be a supply of fear to constituted authorities in any respect ranges, and eventually, Igbos had despatched a transparent message to Nigeria.
”Southeast Governors ought to cooperate with the individuals with the discharge of all Biafra agitators incarcerated in all of the prisons and June 12 Democracy Day is the open window for State Pardons and amnesty.
”We name on Governor Willie Obiano to do the identical, as historical past can be truthful to him as a gentleman, for his instantaneous motion by way of the quick launch of agitators in Anambra prisons, it should assist to relax the rebellion in opposition to southeastern Nigeria.
”It’s the best interval for Federal Government to halt the drift in the direction of anarchy and dialogue with agitators throughout the Middle Belt and Southern Nigeria. The degree of insecurity throughout the nation, particularly in Southeastern Nigeria ought to spur Federal Government to convoke a nationwide dialogue with out additional delay.
”The full compliance of the sit-at-the house is a clue as to what Ndigbo will additional do if sure anomalies will not be corrected by the federal government in any respect ranges, ‘crucial factor is that Igbos are distinctive to know their leaders and hypocrites.”