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IPOB commends churches, others over removal of Nigeria flags in South-East

The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has shifted the sit-at-home protest earlier scheduled for Sunday, May 30 in commemoration of Biafra Day, to Monday, May 31.

Following the order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that all Nigerian flags should be removed from the south-east region from October 1, the group has, however, commended churches and institutions that complied with its directive.

It could be recalled that the outlawed group also ordered a sit-at-home on Friday, Oct 1, in protest of Nigeria’s independence.

While commending the compliance of its order on Saturday, the Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful also applauded those who complied with the sit-at-home order yesterday.

Speaking in a statement, the group vowed to dismantle Nigerian flags still hoisted in the region while warning institutions against failure to comply with the directive by removing Nigerian flags within their domain.

According to him, “We wish to thank all those that complied with our directive to sit-at-home today, 1st October 2021.

“We thank you all for your compliance, and for rejecting Nigeria and her tribalistic Fulani-controlled government in Abuja.

“We equally appreciate and commend those institutions and churches including companies who, on their own, dismantled Nigeria flags in their premises. IPOB will never relent in our resolve to restore Biafra.

“Any institution, company, hotel, etc that is yet to comply with this directive should stop waiting for us to remove the flags for them. They should simply do the needful because disobedience is not a good option.”

Meanwhile, some institutions across the southeast were reported to have removed Nigerian flags hoisted within their premises, following the directive.

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