Some banks and hotels have taken down their Nigerian flags in compliance to the order of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB to the people of the southeast to “remove all Nigerian flags mounted in “Biafra land” ahead of Nigeria’s Independence Day celebration.
IPOB had, in a statement, banned the Nigerian flag in the South-East effective yesterday and also declared October 1 a sit-at-home day.
Media and Publicity Secretary of the group, Emma Powerful, in the statement, said, “IPOB has declared 1st of October 2021 total shutdown in Biafra land as a sign of our rejection of the evil construct called Nigeria and there shall be no movement in Biafra land on this day.
“Also, IPOB has declared from today 25th September 2021 that all Nigerian flag mounted anywhere in Biafra land must be brought down, Banks exceptional. IPOB leadership will communicate to banks directly and give them reason they must peacefully bring down Nigeria flag in their banking premises before we do it ourselves in our own way.
“In line with the Memorandum of Understanding and alliance between Ambazonia and Biafra nations, we wish to ask Biafrans to support and celebrate Ambazonia Independence Anniversary on October 1st 2021.
“It is, therefore, the delight of the Directorate of State, of our great movement, IPOB, that we inform Biafrans all over the world of this upcoming Independence day celebration of our great ally and neighbour, the Ambazonian people billed for 1st of October 2021.
“We, therefore, urge world leaders to use the opportunity of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly meeting to discuss the sufferings of the two persecuted nations of Biafra and Ambazonia. Our people have suffered enough in the hands of our oppressors who are in bed with terrorists but derive pleasure in crushing peaceful agitators instead of addressing our genuine concerns.”
Amongst, the organizations who complied is EEDC Onitsha, Stanbic IBTC, Access bank and some hotels.
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Source: Naija News