Bury the dead within 3 days, IPOB tells Ndigbo


The Indigenous People of Baifra IPOB, has urged Ndigbo to start burying their dead loved ones within three days, as done in the olden days. Saying that the act of keeping them for so long had caused ‘moral decadence and all manner of evil’ in Igboland.

The group in a statement by IPoB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said that “the recent habit of keeping dead bodies for more than three days and even months and years in the mortuary, has had dire effects on our land and contributed to the spiritual weakness of Igbo Nation, and of the entire Biafraland. Moral decadence and all manner of evil are now taking root in our land.

“IPOB has gone too deep in the spirituals and found out that keeping our dead ones for so long is contributing to the major problems of Ndigbo in this present times. Our ancestors were burying their dead ones within three days and that is our culture and it helped our ancestors spiritually.

The IPOB statement further read; “The Igbo have a very rich and spiritually-based culture which our ancestors maintained from the beginning of time. The present habit of keeping dead bodies for more than three days and even months and years in the mortuary has had dire effects on our land and contributed to the spiritual weakness of the Igbo Nation and of the entire Biafra land. Moral decadence and all manner of evil have taken root in our land.

“Now that IPOB has come to realise that this alien practice of keeping the dead on land rather than committed to mother earth is having a very negative impact on our people and upon our land, it has, therefore, become very imperative to urge our people to revert to the old practice that has a very positive effect on our wellbeing, both spiritually and otherwise.

“After some thorough investigation, we have realised that all the reasons given by our people which caused the unnecessary delay in burying our dead within a short period are neither cogent nor important enough. These reasons are all man-made mostly monetary conditions from the bereaved families, traditional rites, churches and Umunna.

“Our people have turned burial into a carnival, asking families to pay levies or debt for their dead ones. This is an abomination and must be stopped forthwith.”

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