A new pro-Biafra group, by name Ancestors Warriors of Biafra (AWOB), has emerged with a threat against churches which encourage their followers to pray for the political and economic survival of Nigeria.
The General Commander of the group, General Nworie Onyeabo Ukwani said in a statement that the warning had become pertinent as most churches in ‘Biafra land’ preach for the survival of Nigeria as a country through their crusades, fellowships, regular worship and other intercessory sessions.
He thus called on religious leaders to preach the message of Biafra in their various churches and interactions with followers. Ukwani stated that his group’s first two areas of concentration in realizing the state of Biafra would commence from the pulpit, while the schools were a major component of indoctrinating the young Biafrans the principles and expectations of a Biafran Republic.
He also said the group is also canvassing a stop in the reciting of the Nigerian national anthem in ‘Biafra Land’.
“We sent a warning to all the school heads in the South East and other Biafran lands, demanding the immediate withdrawal of the recitation of the Nigerian national anthem, the pledge and other symbols of Nigeria’s sovereignty.
“This is because the Biafran people could not continue to pledge their loyalty to a country that thrives in injustice and denial of the good, gifted and dedicated people of Biafra of their natural rights and infrastructural development of their territory.”
The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, had called on Nigerians to embark on a 3-day fasting and prayer for the nation and President Buhari, as a way to commemorate the nation’s 56th independence anniversary next week.
Meanwhile, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), have defied warnings from the Nigeria Police Force against carrying out their planned protest scheduled for Friday (today), and embarked on a protest against the continued detention of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, by the Federal Government.
The IPOB had declared today a sit-at-home day as it called for the closure of markets, schools, banks and other institutions in the South-East and South-South geo-political zones in protest against the continued detention of their leader by the FG, the group also added that there would be a restriction of movement during the protest.