An Igbo Socio-Cultural group, Nzuko Umunna, has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of Igbo people worldwide in their activities to mark the May 30th “Biafra at 50” celebrations.
The group which commended the IPOB, MASSOB, BIM and such other organisations for the very peaceful and civil manner they mobilised and conducted themselves on the day, also hailed the Ohanaeze Ndigbo and all the South East governors for their cooperation in ensuring the success of the Remembrance Day.
In a statement jointly signed by the group’s Coordinator, Mazi Ngozi Odumuko and the Secretary, Paschal Mbanefo, the prominent Igbo group noted that unlike in the past, this year’s strategy ensured a string of non-violent yet very effective activities.
The statement noted that the level of compliance with the sit-at-home directive while been highly satisfactory and commendable, has shattered a lot of myths and fallacies about Igbo and their unity, adding that never would Ndigbo forget the heroes who made the supreme sacrifice for them.
The statement further thanked all Nigerians for their show of support and solidarity and promised that Nzuko Umunna would work with all other necessary bodies to make subsequent commemorations in the years to come more massive.
The statement read in part: 30th May 2017, made it exactly 50 years after the civil war, otherwise known as Biafran war, broke out.
While it has become a tradition to remember our heroes who paid the ultimate price in the defence of Igboland during the war, the commemorations before now had been fraught with avoidable clashes between some Igbo youth and law enforcement agents.
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