The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has asked people of the south-east to sit at home on Tuesday, January 18 in honour of its leader Nnamdi Kanu who will be in court on that day.
In a statement by the group’s spokesperson Emma Powerful on Saturday, IPOB denied that it also declared sit-at-home on January 19 and 20.
The statement reads, “We are the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB under the command of our indefatigable leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Following our leader’s upcoming court proceedings on the 18th, 19th and 20th of January 2022 next week, we wish to remind Biafrans that there will be only sit at home on 18th of January, and not 19th and 20th of January. In keeping with our avowed solidarity with our leader, the entire Biafra land will be on lock down only on January 18 for obvious reasons.
“Biafrans should understand that 19th January is the judgment day in the suit by our leader against the Federal Government which is pending before an Umuahia High Court. So, there will be no sit-at-home on that day.
“Again, we don’t want to compound the pains of our people, hence, we will limit the sit-at-home to only January 18. Biafrans and residents of Biafra are free to go about their businesses without molestations on 19th and 20th January. Anybody found enforcing non-existent Monday sit-at-home on 17th, 19th and 20th is criminal and must treat as such, IPOB leadership have given order and that order is what signed.
“Everybody must be careful because this waves that is coming will consume many and every principal of IPOB mostly the coordinators must know that it will bounce on their heads if they don’t checkmate the activities of members and call them to order. IPOB is not village or social club where everybody will behave untoward to people like cultists.”
IPOB also reminded its followers that another court in Abia State was expected to deliver a judgment on Wednesday over Kanu’s fundamental human rights as filed by his lawyer Aloy Ejimakor.