SALUTE TO BIAFRANS, MASSOB AND ITS LEADERSHIP
On Thursday August 26 2004, Biafrans and Biafran sympathizers stayed in their homes to protest the forced Islamization and occupation of Biafra by Nigeria and the injustice and enslavement of Biafrans by Nigerian governments. By this action Biafrans also clearly served notice to the world that they are ready to establish the Sovereign Independent State of Biafra. The stay-at-home protest called by the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) was hugely successful.
Reports reaching us indicate that in all the Provinces of Biafra from Agbor, to Asaba, Aba, Owerri, Umuahia, Orlu, Ikot Ekpene, Uyo, Eket, Ogoja, Calabar, Enugu, Nsukka, Oji River, Awka, Onitsha, Nnewi, Okigwe, Anang, Abakaliki, Yenagoa, Warri, Ahoada, Ugheli, Degema to Port Harcourt, economic, social and civic activities were completely shut down. Markets, banks, government offices, courts, transport companies and private businesses were completely shut down in solidarity with and obedience to the stay-at-home protest called by MASSOB. Benin, Lagos, Makurdi, Jos, Yola, and several other towns were paralyzed as Biafrans living in those places also shut down their businesses.
Biafrans and Biafran sympathizers in Cotonu, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso, United States, Holland, England, Spain, Germany, and Australia and several other countries and cities of the world participated in different ways.
It is obvious from the spread of this protest action that all the peoples of Biafra (Anang, Efik, Ibibio, Igbo, Ijaw, and Ekoi etc) participated fully in this protest action. This was not a protest by the Igbo alone. It was a protest successfully carried out by all Biafrans the world over.
Biafra Foundation congratulates the entire peoples of Biafra, for the massive and unalloyed obedience to this protest action called by MASSOB and their ringing endorsement of MASSOB leadership and MASSOB program for Biafra. Biafra Foundation also congratulates MASSOB and especially Chief Ralph Uwazurike and the leadership of MASSOB for their untiring efforts in mobilizing the people and tirelessly pushing the Biafran Actualization Program. There must be no doubt in anyone’s mind about what the people of Biafra want and who their leaders are.
Kicking ones fear of the oppressor is the primary step in the process of liberating oneself from the clutches of oppression and slavery. Now that Biafrans have finally kicked the fear of the oppressor the path to freedom is clear and the establishment of the Sovereign Independent Republic of Biafra is on hand.
Biafra Foundation challenges every single Biafran to remain fearless, resolute, unyielding and uncompromising in the fight for the liberation of our homeland, Biafra. Now that we all have collectively put our shoulders to the wheel, there must be no going back, no back sliding, and no compromising. Though the road is rough and far, yet all hands must be on deck till Biafra is achieved. It is our right, it is our duty, and it is our destiny. Let us like one people move on to the Promised Land that God in his infinite wisdom and mercy has given to us. Arise Oh great people of Biafra and march on till victory is achieved. May God continue to guide out efforts!
Board of Directors