IPOB Bans Nigerian Anthem in South East Schools, Plans Worldwide Protests
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) declared the banning of Nigeria’s national anthem in schools and the use of Fulani cows during festive seasons in all the states of the South East.
Head of the group’s directorate of state, Chika Edoziem, made the announcement in Enugu on Monday, urging members to prepare for a global protests at the British, Nigerian and Kenyan Embassies, as well as the United Nations.
He said “Beginning from Monday, January 3, 2022, no more Nigerian national anthem 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,” he added.
He explained that a new department, known as the Education Department would be created, adding that the department would be responsible for teaching Igbo history in primary and secondary schools.
“There are about three books that will be published this new year in furtherance of this. After the head of this department is made public, Biafran writers will be called upon to write books and educational materials to be published for our children in primary and secondary schools.
He said IPOB would campaign for the unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu, adding that the leadership of the group would pursue some of the programmes and actions vigorously in 2022.
Edoziem stressed that the group would sustain a 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 the campaign, all IPOB family members, Biafrans and friends of Biafra are urged to change their profile pictures on social media with the official campaign poster.
“Secondly, all IPOB families are directed to activate the earlier instruction passed to them. We shall embark on a worldwide protest in cities and capitals around the world,” he said.
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