Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, ordered the suspension of “Every Monday” sit-at-home order in the South-East.
The sit-at-home will continue whenever Kanu appears in court, according to the group.
Emma Powerful, the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, revealed this to our correspondent in Awka, the capital of Anambra State.
“The IPOB Directorate suspended the sit-at-home in response to an order by Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of this great movement.
The sit-at-home will, in the meantime, be observed on the date of our leader’s court appearances, as per our leader’s directive.”
Currently, Kanu is being held for crimes bordering on treasonable felonies.
According to the group, the sit-at-home protest, which began on August 9, is intended to urge the Federal Government to release him.
“The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra understands the concerns expressed by the global IPOB family over the suspension of the weekly Sit-At-Home earlier announced by the IPOB Head of State of the Indigenous people of Biafra.”
“We know that our people supported this civil action wholeheartedly without any coercion. Leaders of the Biafran movement appreciate the selfless sacrifice made by Biafrans to free our leader Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally from the illegal custody of the Nigerian state who criminally extradited him from Kenya to Nigeria.
“We cannot ignore the fact that Command and Control is one of IPOB’s most fundamental guiding principles. All commands coming from the Supreme leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra will be obeyed and implemented by the Directorate of State of the Indigenous people of Biafra.
Therefore, taking into account the fact that this principle has enabled this movement to surpass even the expectations of both Biafrans and Non-Biafrans, we want to urge Biafrans to focus on the most pressing issue facing this great family at present, which is to secure the safety of our leader from the illegal custody of the DSS and to secure his unconditional release.
“We will be making an appearance in court on the 21st of October 2021, which is when the leadership of the lPOB wants Biafrans to pay attention. However, if there is any reason or directive from the IPOB highest command that requires reactivation Leadership will not hesitate to lift the suspension of our Weekly Sit-At-Home and continue our civil action.
According to the statement on Monday’s sit-at-home, which was a great success throughout Biafra land, the leadership once again expressed appreciation to all Biafrans and supporters. I pray that God will continue to bless and uphold all those who are committed to our cause.
Our commitment to Biafra restoration is paramount. Information regarding Sit-At-Home in Biafraland that does not originate from IPOB through our main channels of dissemination should be ignored.
“The Nigerian government should listen to those who call for unconditional release of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and announce a deadline for a Biafra referendum or plebiscite before it is too late.”