August 26 2004

"This changes everything...!"



With the above announcement, the fortunes of Biafra would be reversed for the better in one day, on that memorable day of August 26, Thursday, in the year, 2004.


"...On August 26, 2004, the Igbo, in its Biafran agenda, finally reminded Nigeria why the Igbo are so envied and so feared. After all, is it not such fear that drives the open and determined anti-Igbo and anti-Biafran policies of Nigeria today? August 26 reminded everyone that the Igbo and all Biafrans can act as one, in unity, regardless of the penalty, with decisive and stunning, if not devastating, effectiveness.

On August 26, Biafrans gave notice to Nigeria that Biafrans want Biafra, not Nigeria. Biafrans reminded Nigeria that they are Biafrans, not Nigerians. Biafrans on that day sent a clear message to Nigeria that Biafrans will do whatever is necessary, whenever called upon, to assert their Biafra-ness. In a dramatic way, Biafrans corrected Nigerians in their previous erroneous thinking by making it clear that it is only Biafrans who are in control of the destiny of Biafra. It is the same message that Biafra sent out to the world at large on and by August 26.

August 26 showed who is not in charge in Biafraland: no, the Nigerian-PDP appointed state-puppet governors are not in charge, nor are their effete administrations. The Nigerian Police has committed every crime imaginable against MASSOB and against all Biafrans while occupying Biafraland: yes, they occupy Biafraland by force, but the Nigerian Police is not in charge of Biafra and not in charge in Biafra.

August 26 was functionally a referendum. Igbo people and other Biafrans said that they support MASSOB and their leadership and Ralph Uwazurike as their leader. Igbo people and other Biafrans adopt and support the non-violent agenda of Biafra actualization being pursued by MASSOB on their behalf. All Biafrans are ready to act in unison to actualize Biafra.

August 26 is eternal. The events of that day and the implications thereof have become etched in the spirit, the soul, the psyche and the persona of the Biafra Nation and its Biafran people. Everyday in the life of a Biafran is now August 26.

2004 has in fact proved to be the year of the rediscovery of the Biafra identity. Judging by August 26, Biafrans surprised even themselves by how deep they are rooted in "Biafranism," and how committed they are to actualizing Biafra..."

"...In the days leading to, and just prior to, August 26, the Nigerian Police flooded Biafraland with armed personnel and propaganda, ordering people not to obey the sit-at-home call. A few state governors in Biafraland lent their voice, asking the citizens not to comply with the sit-in. Some one-Nigerian Igbo persons even used the argument that such an action could scuttle the chances of the Presidency of Nigeria going to an Igbo come 2007. Others called MASSOB a "fringe" organization, and questioned the qualifications of Ralph Uwazurike to lead the Igbo in such an act.

Then, August 26 came around, and what a stunning victory for MASSOB/BLF, its leadership, Ralph Uwazurike, and most of all, for all Igbo and Biafrans. On that day, compliance with the stay-at-home civil disobedience act was complete--yes, total--in all of  Biafraland. The entire region was shut down. In Lagos and many major cities of Northern Nigeria where Igbo-Biafrans provide commercial and other services, business was reported paralyzed, almost crippled. No one, perhaps, not even Ralph Uwazurike himself, had anticipated the completeness of the response..."


From: Biafra Foundation []
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 6:11 AM



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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

Biafra Foundation.



Sent: Friday, August 27, 2004 2:19 AM
Subject: Re: [Biafraland] More: Huge success--August 26, Early Reports. FW: MASSOB: Stay-at-home protest -sitrep

Dear Sir,
Well Done Biafran compatriots the Stay-At-Home order was a huge success generally.We in Yola complied fully with the order more especially traders along Mohammed Mustapha way and some civil servants.Though the Yola main market did not close because most of the traders are indigines who are largely Fudalists. However most of the Biafran indigens in the Yola main Market observed the stay at home order.
We are delighted on the action so that the Hausa-Fulani-Yoruba Fudalists will know that Biafrans cannot always be bought with money.
Long Live The Christian Democratic Republic Of Biafra.
God Bless You All
Respectfully Yours
.....  wrote:
A very big weldone to all Biafran. The success was unbelievable.
This has thought them not to toy with us. They never believed that UMU IGBO will answer to that clarion call.
CUDOS to each an every one of us.
Those same traders that some people call names were the same ones that made our 26th a big success.That tells us that what they the traders really need is a leader they will all look up, not one that will betray them at the end. Am sure they are finding that in MASSOB.
Now they the nigerian government know that we are dead serious and there is no stopping us.
Weldone my people.
God bless Ala Igbo.
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From: .
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 5:29 PM
Subject: [Biafraland] More: Huge success--August 26, Early Reports. FW: MASSOB: Stay-at-home protest -sitrep

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 4:50 PM
Subject: Re: Huge success--August 26, Early Reports. FW: MASSOB: Stay-at-home protest -sitrep
Well, I connected with Aba and it was a huge success for the stay-at-home protest. I had some dialogue with my in-laws  [in Benin] and it was a BIG deal. Everyone stayed at home even beyond the 4PM target! Cool!!!!
 ----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 10:23 AM
Subject: Huge success--August 26, Early Reports. FW: MASSOB: Stay-at-home protest -sitrep

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 10:13 AM
Subject: MASSOB: Stay-at-home protest -sitrep

The protest was a success, reports reaching me show that the 3 big markets in Onitsha closed, all the markets in Aba and Enugu closed and transporters stayed at home(Aba recorded the heaviest millitary presence, Owerri stayed at home despite Udenwa and police threat, Obigbo stayed home - no market/transport, Port Harcourt was partial although there was no transport from Aba/Obigbo to PH.
Outside Biafraland: Lagos - the famous Alabba International market was closed for business, Ladikpo motor spare parts market closed too, Mushin and other places where Ndigbo trade closed shop.
Kaduna/Jos: Biafrans stayed home.
In all, there were no incidents, except an arrest of a MASSOB security guy at Obigbo and there was info that the youths in Onitsha defied police threat and drove round the town in cars carrying Biafran flags.
You will get mor news as they come.
Biafra Lives.   .. 



Sent: Friday, August 27, 2004 8:32 AM
Subject: thanx

Biafra woriors thanx alot for yuor tireless effort to actualise sovereign state of Biafra. There was no market yesterday throughtout Eastern regionof Biafra.keep it on we era proud of you guys, never mind what ignorant people say.
      In the Bible during the time of Nuar,when Nuar was building the ark, people thought the he was stupid,untill i untill it was over. so when it is over, the unsophisticated people will cry.
                                               Uche from Federal Republic of Biafra ,thanx




Sent: Saturday, August 28, 2004 9:41 AM
To: Biafra Foundation


Fellow Biaframs,  

To you all, Biafrans, young and old, those at home and those abroad, fellow Jews in Israel, America, Great Britain even at France. I thank you all especially members of Biafra Foundation, Ekwenche and to all Great Massobians all over the world. God our Father bless you all, Amen.

 May I gladly and excitedly inform you all from my own report that the “SIT-AT-HOME – EXERCISE” programmed by the authority of Massob on Thursday being 26th August 2004 was “ ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY PRECENT” (150%) observed by Biafrans all over Egypt – called and addressed as Nigeria which has been by false. This event forced the entire so called Nigerians to join, as the Easterners observed in totality. It was successful in observation and in compliance. 

We want the world to know that we willingness to sacrifice for the actualization of Biafra State where we’ll not be oppressed, deprived, denied  and intimidated and kill at will and deprived at will, a place for the free world of speech and free from fraud and corruption, which has been  instituted and legalized in Nigeria, further more a place where the house of our God will not be pulled down at will and worshippers young and old killed at will.

Beloved Biafrans and Great Massobians, thank you all and out great fearless, humble, intelligent Chief (Dr) Ralph Uwazuruike with his able wife Chief Lolo Ngozi Uwazuruike and our Biafran father Dim Ojukwu, my thanks goes to members, staff of VOBI and Biafra Foundation even to President Bush of America and his Government. 

Let the peace of God be with you all till the ay we’ll sing in Biafraland which will be soon.

 I want to hear, for we are moving fine in Mobilization and the people are willing to go.


Rev. ...



Sent: Friday, August 27, 2004 7:11 AM
Cc: ...


The-stay-at-home protest was a huge success in Lagos
zone and beyond! The huge success was largely due to
the support of all IGBOS to the Biafra struggle for independence and the wider publicity we gave to the programme in Lagos state where the urge to go home to our fatherland is burning high.

All shops, market stalls and private businesses were
all closed down by their owners in obedience to the
clarion call to save Biafra land.

WE therefore, call for more of this type of strategy
in subsequent periods.
We are always loyal, working hard to actualize the

In Lagos, non Igbos were hailing the courage of the


Sent: Friday, August 27, 2004 6:52 AM
Subject: [Biafraland] Congratulation!




On behalf of Biafran Artist and Biafran Student, I wish to send my tribute to a great man, a man of vision, and a hero in the person of CHIEF DR. RAPH UWAZURIKE the leader of Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) for a successful and peaceful call.


We the Biafran Artist in collaboration with Biafran Student send you congratulatory message.

















Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 8:08 PM
Subject: it was great
the biafran holiday / sit sat home  w2as a great successs all over nigeria. never xpecttred dat level of cooperation from ndigbo.
infact, in my view the igboneliters are our problem , they are afraid of losing their stolen millions



Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 7:00 PM
Subject: application for membership

I ...from Awka Province and Igbo-ukwu District,wants to register officially at e-net.
I have summitted the form issued to us by my admin. sice last two years.I'm a member of security in my district(...).
Sir, I'm very impressed by what happened today being 26th August,2004.I will not fail to give you situation report regards on how it happened at Nsukka today 26th because I'm a student.
As from 6.ooam there was no movement of any kind,all the shops were locked,no lecture at UNN all due to compliance of the order .
I just want to tell you that almost all the state at south east complied.
Sir, if there is any part I SHOULD PLAY feel free to say it because we are  many MASSOBIANS here at Nsukka.B.L.F....Freedom. BYE FOR NOW . ....


Sent: Friday, August 27, 2004 6:06 AM
Subject: Re: [Biafraland] More: Huge success--August 26, Early Reports. FW: MASSOB: Stay-at-home protest -sitrep
         Ndewo nu. It is true. the exercise was a huge success . Biafra land was shut down for the exercise. Lagos was shutdown. Abuja had a normal day. North - central was affected. North-East was affected. No news from North-West. Thank you God i say .
     Biafra lives . The land of the rising sun is on.
    More info will come as they get across.
Jisie nu ike.
  .... wrote:
Bravo Biafrans! wrote:
Dear Comrade,

The sit-down protest continues today, even in the Rivers State.

Nwa-mazi ...



Voiceof Biafra Internation (VOBI) Broadcasts SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

People of the Sovereign Nation of Biafra, we are overwhelmed with joy because of your courageous and stellar performance on August 26 in response to our call for stay-at-home. We shower you with praises, because, clearly, you deserve it.

We express our gratitude to MASSOB/BLF: membership and leadership; we uplift the name and person of Ralph Uwazurike, the leader of MASSOB. We commend the efforts of Biafra Foundation (BF), Biafra Actualization Forum (BAF) and other committed pro-Biafran groups and also, supportive individuals.

Yes, of course, we thank God; but we are also  given to understand that God has looked upon you with Divine favor; God Himself is thanking all of you, His children of Biafra, for validating and proving His Word and His Work, and for answering to the call, on faith alone, to follow His Plan for Biafra actualization and the liberation of His Children of Biafra. Keep the faith; remain blessed; and remain ready for more!

Biafra alive!


Nke a bu ekwe na ogene na olu oti mmkpu Biafra:. Ge e unu nti!

Obi di anyi uto nke ukwu u maka nnukwu oru nde Biafra ru ru na ubochi August 26, ubochi anyi siri nde Biafra no du  na ulo ha

Anyi ekele unu nye kwa unu ugwu nke ukwu u. Anyi na kwa ekele ndi MASSOB / BLF na ndi otu ha na ndi isi ha, na kwa ekele onye isi MASSOB, Ralph Uwazurike.

Anyi na eto Chukwu; ma na mmuo anyi na agwa anyi si na Chineke anyi na onwe Ya na ekele anyi, ndi umu Ya nde Biafra maka na ubochi August 26, anyi me re Chineke mma. Ngozi na ike Chukwu no nyere la anyi na oge na ile; jikere  kwa unu ma ka oge na abia!

Ndewo unu!

Ndu Biafra!


August 26 is eternal....