The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has suspended the sit-at-home protest scheduled for Monday, August 9, 2021.
A statement on Sunday signed by Kanunta Kanu, the younger brother of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, explained that the secessionist group took the decision due to the National Examination Council (NECO) examination for junior secondary schools.
According to the group, it listened to pleas from individuals and groups that the order be suspended to allow students in the South East participate in the NECO examination
“IPOB has listened to pleas from well-meaning individuals and groups within and outside Biafra land that we consider the fate of our children who will be involved in the NECO Exam and based on that, we decided to shift grounds over the sit-at-home order,” the statement said.
The secessionist group noted that a new date for the protest would be communicated later.
IPOB declared the sit-at-home in solidarity with its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The protest was to be observed every Monday throughout the South East, starting from August 9, until Kanu is released.