The proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has reiterated that there is no going back on its Monday’s sit-at-home order across the South-East states.
This comes after some governors of the South-East states called on their people to disregard the group’s sit-at-home order.
The Abia State government had in a statement on Saturday called on the residents of the state to disregard the sit-at-home order by IPOB.
IPOB had on July 30 ordered the people of South-East to sit at home every Monday until its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is released from custody by the Federal Government.
The group threatened to shut down economic activities in the region and warned against violation of the order.
Following the development, the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Friday asked the people of the region to ignore the sit-at-home directive, noting that the impact of such directive on the economy would be enormous.
However, IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, in a statement on Sunday, stressed that the lockdown which commences on Monday would continue until Kanu is freed by the Nigerian government.
The statement read: “We the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra IPOB led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to remind all Biafrans and friends of Biafran that the Mondays sit-at-home order is sacrosanct.
“The entire Biafra land will be locked down every Monday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm beginning from tomorrow, August 9, 2021until our leader, Nnamdi Kanu who was abducted in Kenya and brought back to Nigeria and locked up in DSS dungeon in clear violation of international laws is freed.
“Consequently, there will be no movement throughout Biafra land on Mondays until our leader who is suffering for our freedom is released. This protest is peaceful but firm. Everybody is advised to stay indoors in total compliance.
“All markets, schools, motor parks, airports, and public places in Biafra land should shut down from morning to evening every Monday.
” We understand the economic implications of this measure but we are constrained to take it so that the world will know that our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is not alone in the struggle for Biafra autonomy.
“We want his immediate release and our total freedom, and cannot hesitate to pay any sacrifice needed to achieve this including locking down the entire Biafra land on Mondays.
“All residents and visitors in Biafra land are advised to comply with the order. Nobody should go out to avoid any clash or intimidation by the wicked Nigeria security agents.”
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