JUST IN: IPOB outlaws national anthem in South-East schools

This is even as the group ordered that no individual or household should be seen slaughtering cows raised by Fulani herders during festive seasons.
JUST IN: IPOB outlaws national anthem in South-East schools

The Indigenous People of Biafra on Monday placed a ban on recitation of the national anthem in schools across the South-East region.

The directive was contained in IPOB's New Year message, which was signed by Head of Directorate of State, Chika Edoziem and spokesperson, Emma Powerful.

“Beginning from tonight, no more Nigerian National Anthems in all Schools in Biafraland; our children must no longer be reminded daily that they are under oppression by singing the national anthem of the oppressor. School authorities and proprietors have a responsibility to teach our children our national anthem…The Biafran National Anthem.

“The ban placed on Fulani cows will take effect in April 2022. Effective this month, Fulani cows will not be used for any social or ceremonial events and festivals in Biafraland.

"Our native cows will be used instead for these events. Traditional Custodians of our Culture, the Clergy and Town Unions must ensure that this message gets to the grassroots. We cannot continue to eat and bring curse and damnation upon our land and upon ourselves by consuming cows that were used for bestiality,” the statement said.

This is even as the group ordered that no individual or household should be seen slaughtering cows raised by Fulani herders during festive seasons.

While emphasising that new directive will form part of its action plan for 2022, Edoziem disclosed that IPOB would continue to campaign for the unconditional release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

The DOS charged all IPOB members to 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.”

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