The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has insisted that its Monday sit-at-home order is sacrosanct.
The group disclosed this, in a statement signed by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful and made available to newsmen in Abakaliki on Sunday.
According to Emma, the protest which will commence from 6:00 am and ends at 6:00 pm will be peaceful but firm. He then advised Biafrans to stay indoors in total compliance.
The statement reads, “We the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to remind all Biafrans and friends of Biafran that the Monday 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.”
Powerful further said, “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.”
Nnamdi Kanu’s younger brother, Kanunta Kanu, had announced the suspension of the order.
The younger Kanu hinged his decision to suspend the order on the just begun National Examination Council (NECO) Exam for junior secondary schools, saying that a new date would be announced for the sit-at-home order after the examinations.
His position, however, contradicted that of IPOB which earlier in the day maintained that the order would commence as planned in all the five states of the South-East region.