The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has insisted that its sit-at-home order every Monday in the South East is sacrosanct.
Recall that the secessionist group had last week declared that it will enforce a sit-at-home order every Monday from August 9, until its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is released by the Department of State Services (DSS).
The group reiterated this position in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Comrade Emma Powerful, on Sunday.
According to Powerful, the protest which will commence from 6am and ends at 6pm, will be peaceful but firm.
He advised Biafrans 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 Monday 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 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.”