In a recent move, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) have vowed that no human being can stop the programme to mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of Biafra, slated to hold on Tuesday, May 30, across Igbo land.
The reaffirmation of the resolve of the two self-determination groups to
go ahead with activities planned to mark Biafra Day came against the
background of the order by the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim
Idris, directing his men to deal decisively with Biafra agitators.
The two groups in their separate reactions described the IGP’s directive
as naive, primitive and unfortunate and held that all the security
operatives in Nigeria put together would not be able to thwart the
Speaking to newmen, the Media and
Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Comrade Emma Powerful said: “It is
unfortunate that the IGP would give orders to his men to deal decisively
with the freedom fighters on May 30 remembrance day and 50th year
anniversary of Biafra declaration by Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu. He must have
known that he cannot stop the sit-at-home and the 50 years remembrance
"Is he going to stop it in 120 countries of the world where
this will be observed?" he asked.