The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has said there is no going back on its Monday, August 9 sit-at-home order across the entire Southeast.
The group said this in a statement released by its publicity secretary, Emma Powerful. According to the group, the sit-at-home-order will persist until its leader, Nnamdi Kanu is released from DSS custody. The group said they were constrained to employ this measure despite its economic implications and that they would not hesitate to pay any necessary sacrifice to convince the world its leader was not alone in the struggle.
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 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 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.”