The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it has fixed Febuary 16, same day Nigeria is holding its presidential polls for its Biafra referendum.
The group also ordered all its members to boycott the February 16, Nigeria’s presidential election.
IPOB in statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful said, any member of the IPOB who violate the sit at home order to vote on the election day “would have him or herself to blame, as such person would be regarded and treated as a traitor.”
“Such person would be seen as supporting the continued suffering, kidnapping, abduction, killing, massacre and total marginalization of the Biafran people,” it added.
The statement further read in part: “Following the much expected date for Biafra referendum, which is now scheduled to hold its first run on February 16, the same date as the Presidential election, we, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), categorically declare that anybody who ventures outside on that day would be regarded as having voted against Biafra. Such person or persons would be seen as supporting one Nigeria and responsible for the continued suffering, kidnapping, abduction, killing, massacre and total marginalization of our people.
“February 16 is a rare and golden opportunity to make an everlasting impression on the world that we Biafrans are prepared to sacrifice everything sacrifice-able, including the position of the vice president, to prove to humanity that we value our freedom more than any earthly or material consideration. Our quest for Biafra has gone beyond the point of no return. In order to live as free men under God in a new Republic of Biafra, we must not only stay indoors on the February 16, we must ensure that Biafra land is completely locked down. Anybody or family found outside on Election Day will perpetually suffer the ignominy of being labelled a traitor; a burden that family will bear for eternity,” the statement added.