Many in the Eastern part of the country observed Biafara day today.

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and it's leadership have come out to congratulate Biafrans, sympathizers and all the IPOB family members worldwide, both in Eastern Nigeria and in the diaspora, for their compliance with the sit at home order issued by its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

Kanu issued this order of sit at home when he was still in Kuje prison in Abuja.

A statement from the leadership said that the sit at home order was a success in all the markets, schools, banks, companies/industries and transport companies businesses in the East.

It also claimed that there was total compliance for those in diaspora in places like Taiwan, Chad, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA, Russia, Ukraine, Angola, Congo DRC, Mozambique, Luxembourg, Brazil, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, St. Kitts, Canada, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Spain, Sweden and France.

Calls for independence never disappeared even after the 30-month civil war, which left more than 1 million dead, most of them Igbos, mainly from starvation and disease.

Many people accuse the government of failing to invest in the southeast since the end of the war in 1970, blighting development, even as some see it as a punishment for the conflict.

Support for secession has however increased since the arrest in late 2015 of Nnamdi Kanu.