Igbo group seeks beef boycott, moves to honour Abiola, Orkar, Biafra ‘heroes’

A group, World Igbo Congress has called on Nigerians in the south and Middle Belt to participate in sit-at-home memorials to honour Biafra fallen heroes, the late Chief MKO Abiola and the late Major Gideon Orkar.

In a statement it issued on Friday, signed by its Coordinator, Mr. Austin Okeke, the group also called on Nigerians from those areas to boycott the cow meat on May 30, June 12 and July 27 as part of sacrificial rites given to their brave heroes.

The position of the group is coming against the call by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu ordering the people of the South-East to withdraw from any social, political and economic activities in the country on May 31, as a tribute to their brave fallen heroes.

Okeke wrote that, “All Biafrans around the world, remember Biafra heroes on Sunday, 30 May, 2021 by 2 pm Biafra Time. Please, join us to remember, respect and acknowledge their generous sacrifices.

“Solidarity sit-at-home on May 30 Biafra Genocide Memorial, June 12 MKO Abiola Memorial Day and July 27 Gideon Orkar Memorial Day.

“Southern and Middle Belt indigenous Nigerians, sit-at-home on the above dates and boycott Fulani cow meat,” the statement read.

It also announced that there will be a conference on Sunday, 30 where Third Republic Governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife and IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, among others are guest speakers.

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