Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has commended Biafrans over the peaceful observance of this year's Biafran Day on May 30, 2020.
The day was set aside for the rememberance of all the Biafran heroes and heroines who died in the fight for Biafran independence.
The days were marked with closure of markets and sit at home occasioned by directives from the IPOB's high command.
In a statement signed by the Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, Kanu said, "We the great and indefatigable family of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, worldwide ably led by the indomitable and prophet of our time Mazi Nnamdi Kanu congratulate every Biafrans for their resoluteness and determination towards the peaceful observance and successful outcome of this noble remembrance event championed by IPOB in and commemoration of our fallen heroes and heroines who paid ultimate price and sacrificed much of their lives in Biafra war of annihilation by Nigeria government and her allies between 1967 and 1970.
"This year's celebration of the epoch event went successfully well across Biafra land without any hindrance. All Biafrans around the globe celebrated this event in their respective countries of abode.
"We equally thank Biafrans of Ijaw (Izon), Annang, Ibibio, Igbo, Uhrobo, Isoko, ltsekiri, Efik, Idoma/Igede, Igala, Igbanke (Igbo Akira), Igodomigodo, Esan, Ogoni and others who contributed immensely for the huge success recorded in this year's exercise. Those who participated in this year's Biafra rememberance day with candle processions all across Biafraland and beyond did well, and we pray the Almighty God (Chukwu Okike Abiama) to continue to protect them for what is absolutely coming in future.
"IPOB is totally ready and doing much to ensure that Biafra independence and sovereignty comes in our life time. Every inch of Biafra land observed and participated in the candle processions - the length and breadth of Biafra Biafran land, every inch of land, forest and sea where gallants men and women fought and fell to protect our children, relatives and generations unborn. In the midnight across our land, people of Biafra lit a beacon to shine lights of hope upon this generation of IPOB.
This 30th of May 2020, our people remembered those who fought for us to live accordingly and we are on the know that their spirit and memories shall continue to abide with us until Biafra freedom is completely achieved.
"IPOB is working the clock round both locally and internationally to ensure that those illegally arrested by Fulani terrorists in Nigeria army and police uniforms at Eleme during their candle procession are released without further delay. Our unity is key and strengthens to achieve our freedom. Therefore, every Biafran must be prepared to welcome the sovereignty and independence of Biafra in no distance future."