Owerri - The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared Friday, September 23, 2016 as a public holiday.
The holiday according to the group was declared to show full support for Nnamdi Kanu and to show annoyance over the unlawful arrest of the IPOB leader.
The group in a statement on Friday said the holiday will be observed in the South-east and South-south regions
The statement read in part: There is going to be a general public holiday in the South- east and South- south regions on 23rd of September 2016.
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Schools, markets, banks and very other activities are to remain closed down in solidarity with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu who is being illegally detain by Nigeria Department of State Service (DSS) since October last year without trial,
Also on the same event, there will be a world wide peaceful rally in over 90 countries of the world in solidarity to the leader of IPOB.
Every well meaningful Nigerian are advised to show support and equally say no the unlawful arrest and incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu who has never or intends to raise arm against Nigeria government or its elements, but only demands for the freedom of his people through peaceful and legal means as enshrined in U.N charter on the Right of the indigenous people seeking for self determination.
- News 24