Biafra celebrations have virtually started in every part of Nigeria. Yesterday in Lagos, the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) started the Biafran Independence celebration in Lagos as members of the group converged at the headquarters of the organisation in the Surulere area of Lagos to sing solidarity song and listen to messages of hope from their leader Comrade Calistus Eze.
Comrade Eze who spoke to newsmen, urged all members of MASSOB and indigenes of the Southeastern part of the country to celebrate thanksgiving services in their various churches to mark the independence of Biafra, explaining that on a later day, before May 30, 2017, the group would hold a thanksgiving services at a church that will be disclosed later.
For him also, there was no need for the group to continue with a sit-at-home protest as it was not mourning since the state of Biafra has been achieved, especially with the structures already in place. He decried the call to sit-at-home by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) lead by Nnamdi Kanu, explaining that MASSOB stands by its principle of non violence, adding that it is upon that principle that Biafra would be achieved.