Tension is high in Anambra State following threat to the Army, police and other security agencies to prepare for battle over the planned May 30 sit -at -home by the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB).
The proscribed group, in a statement on Monday in Awka, said there was no amount of intimation and harassment from security operatives that would make them withdraw on its plans.
The Biafran agitators had ordered members and people of Igbo extraction to stay at home on May 30 to protest the killings of their heroes during the war and others who were killed in recent times.
IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group, vowed to die in the cause instead of allowing itself to be intimidated into submission.
IPOB further alleged the land of Biafra had been under siege and must be rescued in the interest of the unborn children .
According to IPOB: “The indomitable IPOB family worldwide wishes to remind the Nigerian army, police and their collaborators within and without, that threats, lies, propaganda, misinformation, arrests, torture, illegal detention, a corrupt complicit judiciary only serve to strengthen our resolve to restore Biafra not diminish it.
“But one thing is guaranteed the day of reckoning will come, when heaven and earth cannot contain the rage of the oppressed.
“On that day, every person or persons that ever partook in the persecution of IPOB will pay dearly for it, they and their families”
“Biafraland is under siege today, with hundreds kidnapped on daily basis by an army that capitulated in front of Boko Haram and are actively supporting the ethnocentric campaign of genocide against non-Fulani populations in the Middle Belt.
“We have resolved to make every sacrifice needed to ensure Biafra is liberated therefore we are prepared for this wave of onslaught against IPOB.
“We are consoled by the fact that the whole world is taking stock of what IPOB is being forced to endure because a time will come when the hunter will become the hunted.”
The group added: “Biafra Remembrance Day celebration is on Thursday 30th of May and Biafrans must not come out on that day.
“It will serve as a reminder to the overlords in Nigeria that we Biafrans are united in our quest to be free from the iniquitous bondage called Nigeria.
“IPOB is a disciplined movement that cannot abdicate its obligation to the dead. We owe it to our fallen heroes and heroines to honour them in the finest traditions of IPOB on May 30th.
“No matter how many troops they deploy on our streets or how many people they kill or arrest, Biafraland will be locked down on that fateful day.
“There is nothing this wholly incompetent and fraudulent Nigerian Government, her police, army and other security apparatus can do to stop or jeopardize 30th of May.”