IPOB Warns UNIZIK to Reschedule Activities on Biafra Heroes Day

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) calls on Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) to reconsider scheduling events on May 30th, designated as Biafra Heroes Day, citing cultural significance.

IPOB Warns UNIZIK to Reschedule Activities on Biafra Heroes Day
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)

In a significant development, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has directed its attention towards the Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Prof. Charles Esimone, regarding the scheduling of activities on May 30th, 2024. This date holds immense cultural and historical significance as Biafra Heroes Day, as recognized by IPOB.

The group, led by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, has firmly requested that UNIZIK reschedule its planned events out of respect for the solemnity of Biafra Heroes Day. IPOB emphasizes that May 30th is dedicated to honoring the sacrifices made by Biafran heroes and heroines during the Nigerian civil war.

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IPOB's statement underscores the importance of UNIZIK acknowledging the cultural sentiments of the region it serves. The group warns against holding any activities on this day, except those deemed essential or emergency services.

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Furthermore, IPOB has cautioned UNIZIK against any potential backlash that may result from disregarding their call for a sit-at-home, citing past instances of violence and intimidation during similar protests.

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This directive from IPOB puts pressure on UNIZIK to consider the cultural sensitivities of the Biafran people and align its actions accordingly. The university's response to this call will likely impact its relationship with the local community and the broader socio-political landscape of the region.

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