IPOB dares police, says ‘no going back on sit-at-home order’

By AdvocateNews on 08/08/2021

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Detained Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB members
Detained Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB members

The Indigenous People of Biafra has reiterated its determination to push home its Sit-At-Home order, saying this will continue until its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, was unconditionally released from the custody of Department of States Services.

IPOB, had penultimate week, threatened a weekly lockdown of the South-East geopolitical zone from Monday, August 9, 2021, until Kanu is released.

The group’s Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, stated this in a statement on Sunday.

Kanu was arrested in Kenya and extradited to Nigeria where has been in the custody of the DSS for charges bothering on treasonable felony, since July 2021.

Despite police warnings, IPOB said, “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.”

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 6:00am to 6:00pm beginning from tomorrow, August 9, 2021until our leader, Nnamdi Kanu who was abuducted 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.”

Posted 08/08/2021 3:17:03 PM


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