The deputy leader of IPOB Uche Okafor Mefor wrote:
THERE IS NOTHING TO MARK OR FORGET ON 15 JANUARY : ANY INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP OF PEOPLE CELEBRATING THE END OF THE WAR ON THIS DAY IS A CLASSIC STOCKHOLM SYNDROME CASE
For us BIAFRANS, the war has not yet ended. There is no positive or proactive remembrance of 15th January 1970 in any Biafra calendar. The reason why we remember instead our dead on the 30th of May every year is because of the evil Nigeria represented for on that fateful 15th January 1970.
Anybody from the old Eastern Region of Nigeria (otherwise known as Biafra) celebrating the 50th anniversary of the end of the war on 15th January is either roundly and helplessly ignorant or criminally complicit in the commission and concealing of most unaccounted, horrific and worst atrocious crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity committed against the people of Biafra in modern and if not the entire history of humanity. Such groups of people (knowing what we all know today) are devilish and evil.How can you possibly embark on the marking of "the end of war" when and where no justice has been done, and the scars and the horrors of the past still live with us today? For us BIAFRANS, the 15th January reminds of a transition from one life of subjugation to another; and a wholesale case of 50 years of hopelessness and abandoned in the Nigerian state.
Brethrens, in IPOB, we must constantly remind ourselves of the stark reality of our time. We must also take solace in yet another promise of greater freedom and guaranteed future us and generations to come.
What must we do now? All our media outlets must use every opportunity to more than ever before remind, enlighten and educate the world that for us BIAFRANS, the war has just started rather than ended and that the 15th of January 1970 represents sadness, hopelessness and misery in every ramifications made possible by the so-called" instrument of surrender" and the false promise of the "3Rs".