Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) have maintained that the sit-at-home order issued Monday across the entire Southeast is sacrosanct.
Emma Powerful, its media and publicity secretary, said in a statement on Sunday that the lock down will continue until the release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
In spite of its economic implications, he said, the regime was compelled to use the measure, insisting that it could not hesitate to make whatever sacrifices were necessary to convince the world that the leader was not alone.
Biafrans and friends of Biafran are reminded that the Monday sit-at-home order is sacrosanct by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra.
Our leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who was abducted in Kenya and brought back to Nigeria and hidden in a dungeon in clear violation of international law is being imprisoned in a dungeon in the DSS until he is released.
Therefore, there will be no movement on Mondays in Biafra land until our leader who is suffering for our freedom is released. We are protesting peacefully but firmly. We urge everyone to stay indoors in compliance with the warning.
“Every Monday, from early in the morning until late in the evening, all markets, schools, motor parks, airports, and public places in Biafra land should close.
Our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is not alone in his bid for Biafra autonomy, and the world needs to know this and we are forced to take this measure.”
“We are willing to make any sacrifice necessary to obtain his immediate release and freedom, including locking down all of Biafra land every Monday.
In Biafra land, all residents and visitors are advised to comply with the order. Nobody should go out to avoid clashes or intimidation by the wicked Nigerian security agents.