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Independence Day Nigeria 2020: 'We're Against Celebration', IPOB Restates

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has restated its antagonism in respect of Independence Day Nigeria 2020, AllNews reports.

The proscribed group through a statement on Wednesday by Emma Powerful, it's Media and Publicity Secretary, re-echoed that its members are still going ahead to observe the sit-at-home protestation on Thursday.

Recall AllNews reported recently that the banned IPOB said the sit-at-home order which it would be observing is aimed at expressing displeasure over the bad governance being experienced in Nigeria.

AllNews had also reported that the Nigerian Government declared Thursday, October 1, as a public holiday in commemoration of the Nigeria Independence Day anniversary.

“Our decision to ensure that 1st of October 2020 is not successful is something nobody can stop," IPOB's statement reads.

"Nigeria police and those claiming to be fighting for Biafra freedom but stand against the coming of Biafra are inconsequential because they cannot afford to stop us.

"IPOB is working very hard for the speedy and successful coming of Biafra. There is nothing Nigeria security can do to stop us.

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"Our people must be strong to encourage all other ethnic nationalities in Nigeria who wish to change their lives by demanding freedom.

"Freedom for all oppressed people is what IPOB is all about.”

IPOB's main aim is to restore an independent state of Biafra in the former Eastern Region of Nigeria through an independence referendum.

The group was founded in 2012 by Nnamdi Kanu, a British Nigerian political activist known for his prominent advocacy of the contemporary Biafran independence movement.

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