Some Nigerians on Twitter are celebrating Biafra Remembrance Day by trending #Ozoemena, which means ‘Never again’.
On May 30, 1967, Lt Colonel, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu announced the secession of Biafra from Nigeria. The declaration led to the Nigerian civil war, which saw many dead. It marks a historical day in Nigeria, especially for people of the South-East.
Remembering the day on Twitter, former government official, Dr Joe Abah tweeted, “Today, #BiafraRemembranceDay, I honour the memory of all those that died in the war and say #ozoemena (never again)!”
BBNaija host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu simply wrote, “Never again… #Ozoemena"
with a praying emoji.
Chife tweeted, "Today is #BiafraRemembranceDay In honor of the memory of those who died in the war and the millions of children (my age-mates) who were starved to death, I invite well-meaning citizens to join me in asking @MBuhari to pull out his military occupation force from Igboland.”
Another popular Twitter user, Nefertiti said, “Biafra is a dream; an idea. It is virtue. Defense & honor for what is right. If you believed it once, it’ll make you believe in it again. Biafra lives in the hearts of those who remember the labour of heroes past. Dreams don’t die, they live forever #ozoemena #BiafraHeroesDay2021"OMOKOSHABAN