The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has dared the Nigerian government, saying the national anthem shall no longer be sung in schools located in South-East region.
The group said this as part of its action plan for the year 2022
According to the group, slaughtering of cows raised by Fulani herders is also banned henceforth, during festive seasons in the South-East region
All these were contained in a statement by the group signed by IPOB’s Head of Directorate of State, Chika Edoziem and spokesperson, Emma Powerful, which was obtained by SaharaReporters on Monday.
The DOS said IPOB would campaign for the unconditional release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu
Edoziem said IPOB members should prepare for a worldwide protest with a focus on the British, Nigerian Embassy, Kenyan Embassy, and the United Nations.
The statement read, “The following are some of the programmes and actions which the leadership will vigorously pursue in 2022. These are the ones we can make public for now. Others will be made known at the appropriate time
“Worldwide campaign for the unconditional release of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (A Prisoner of Conscience); the Campaign will be called THE PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE CAMPAIGN
In furtherance of this CAMPAIGN, all IPOB family members, Biafrans and friends of Biafra are hereby urged to change their profile pictures on social media with our official campaign poster
“Secondly all IPOB families worldwide are hereby directed to activate the earlier instruction passed down to them. We shall embark on a worldwide protest in cities and capitals around the world
“The focus of our protest shall be British Embassies, the British Parliament, 10 downing street, the Kenyan Embassies, the Zoo Nigerian Embassies and International Organisations like the UN, the EU, Amnesty International and media houses”
The group said a new department known as the Education Department would be established
IPOB said the department would be saddled with the responsibility of teaching Igbo history in primary and secondary schools
The statement added, “The DOS will be creating a new department in IPOB to add to those already existing under the Directorate of State. The department will be designated as IPOB EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. Primary responsibility is to teach our history, language, tradition and culture to our children.