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Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Obigbo, Rivers State (Ugwuocha) has kicked off the Heroes and Heroines remembrance service with a Candle Light.

The Leadership of the Group ably heading by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu had set outside every 30th May as Memorial Day to remember fallen fighter involved in Biafra Restoration Struggle.

The picking of May was considered following death of Bruce Mayrock, a 20-year-old Columbian University Student who ignited flame on himself and burnt to ashes in view to draw the attention of the international body to the plight of Biafrans.

According to the report, Mayrock who was born into a wealthy family approached a United Nations building on 29 May 1968 and confirmed dead 1969.

Though Mayrock’s life was cut short it saved the majority of Biafrans who were ignored by the international community at a time Nigerian government trapped them with hunger.

After the ugly incident, Biafrans were supplied to relieve materials both Red Cross and other interested countries that turned down Nigeria’s plot to exterminate the region with hunger.

The civil war, Biafra-Nigeria which began 1967 and ended in 1970 numbering of three million casualties has its 50th anniversary today.

Supporters and the indigenous people are expected to embark on candle lighting from sunset to dawn followed with a prayer procession.

Visiting of bereaved families is also encouraged, including the cemetery, graveside to give alms, gifts, and dropping off flowers.

Business places across Biafraland including South East, South-South regions are expected to lock down while participants solemnly remain in a mood of sober reflection.


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Indigeneous People of Biafra (IPOB) Obigbo Area 3 Igweocha (Rivers State) gather and hold candle night for the remembrance of Biafra fallen heroes.•• Maxwell Chuks reporting…

Опубликовано Family Writers Press International Пятница, 29 мая 2020 г.

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