IPOB, MASSOB paralyse activities in Southeast

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Social and economic activities were paralysed in parts of the Southeast as the people obeyed a sit-at-home directive called by two pro-Biafra groups to commemorate the declaration of the defunct republic.

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) had declared May 30 a public holiday for their supporters to commemorate 50 years of the declaration of Biafra.

They also said they wanted to remember those who died in the Nigerian civil war fought between Nigerian troops and rebel Biafra forces.

Newsmen reported that markets, schools, government and private offices were shut in obedience to the call.

Meanwhile, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, the leader of MASSOB and Biafra Independence Movement (BIM) said the two groups under him were not part of the call for sit-at-home.

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