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Thursday, June 29, 2023

Ignore One-Week Sit-At-Home Order, Says IPOB

 



The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reacted to an audio message circulating on social media asking residents of the southeast to observe a one-week sit-at-home from July 3 to 10, saying the group has no such plan.


The promoters claimed that the exercise tagged, “#FreeNnamdiKanu”, is a move geared towards forcing the Federal Government to release IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who has been in the custody of the Department of States Services.


The audio message claimed that there will be dire consequences for anyone who ventures out on the said period.


But while dismissing the audio message in a statement on Wednesday, the spokesman for IPOB, Emma Powerful, dissociated the pro-Biafran group from it, saying the message did not emanate from the group.



Powerful said: 

“You should know those people declaring the fake sit-at-home, and the criminal who is illegally destroying our land.

“I will issue an official press release against it two days to the date declared in the audio, but for now, the leadership of IPOB has asked me not to give it attention or attraction.”

 

IPOB had first declared every Monday a sit-at-home day in the South East, as a way to compel the Federal Government to release its leader Kanu, but later canceled it, upon plea that the exercise was taking a toll on the economy of the region.


However, since its cancelation, some hoodlums have continued to enforce it, making many to compulsorily sit at home every Monday, despite IPOB’s assurances.


A factional leader of the group, Simon Ekpa, who is based in Finland, has continually supported the Monday exercise, and even threatened governors of Anambra and Enugu, Prof Chukwuma Soludo and Mr Peter Mbah respectively, who had spoken and cancelled the exercise in their states.


 





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