■Author: Utiung Mathias
■ Twitter: @Umuchiukwu_writ
■ 09, May 2019
May 30th is a symbolism of remembrance; The day represents an enduring epitaph that recalls many great feats, struggles, and tribulations of the Biafra people,

it's a day of the greatest collective self-defence against a genocide following the pogrom against Igbos in 1966 down to the full-blown war(genocide) of 1967 to 1970, remembering and honouring those who fought valiantly against that genocide, and those who could not make their way safely to the east. Many have died resisting, many have been traumatized, but for all of us that are still alive, the only thing that makes us human gives us honour and succour is to "sit at home" and remember. But 30th may do not just remind us of the sacrifices of the soldiers, sailors, and airmen of the great Biafran resistance of 1967-1970, but also of those who followed in later conflicts; Those who in this era stepped out to the streets of Igweocha, Onitcha, Aba, Asaba, etc to protest the resurgence of evil.
Those who were murdered at the vigil(night) in Aba, those who were mowed down at Nkpor and those who recently lost their precious lives at various locations in Biafraland including at Afara-ukwu Ibeku Umuahia on 14th Sept 2017.
As we rule our fate as a people and remember those who have died for our freedom, we must not forget those they left behind, their families and friends, those missing since 2015, those abducted by Nigerian soldiers and those that are still in illegal detention.

We must, therefore, reflect on the sacrifices of our people over the years and its powerful effect towards our freedom, recall their fortitude and come to a greater appreciation, and ensure we sit at home on 30th may honour those that laboured and died for it.
Edited By Ezekwereogu John For Umuchiukwu Writers.
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