In a statement released through its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the IPOB said the worldwide protest would take place in all the countries, except in “Biafra Land and Nigeria” where church services will be held.
Every IPOB member and other Biafrans living in Nigeria and Biafra land are advised to stay in their homes on that day.
The statement also said that:
“All markets, schools, banks, transport companies and manufacturing companies to close on same day in solidarity with the overall objectives of the Biafra restoration process irrespective of your persuasion or affiliation.
“Again, we call on okada riders, keke drivers, bus drivers, luxurious bus owners and drivers, the nine loaders (911 drivers and owners) the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and National Association of Transport Owners (NATO) are advised to withdraw their vehicles from the road on that day in solidarity with IPOB worldwide for the release our leader mazi Nnamdi Kanu and for the total liberation of Biafra people.”
The statement also advised every Biafran to switch off their communication devices, especially mobile phones on that day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in solidarity, as this would the let the world know, including communication companies, that Biafrans are serious towards the release of their leader and the restoration of the ancient and sacred sovereignty of Biafra nation.
It added that: “The Directorate of State (DOS) of the Indigenous People of Biafra has determined that only Biafra Land and Nigeria are exempted from the street protests. However, any country with IPOB family units but declined participation will be shut down immediately by the DOS.”