The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it will maintain its sit-at-home order every Monday until Nnamdi Kanu is unconditionally released from the custody of the Department of States Services (DSS).
The separatist group had threatened a weekly lockdown of the South-East zone from Monday, August 9, 2021, until its leader is released.
Emma Powerful, the group’s Director of Media and Publicity, said in a statement on Sunday that the weely lockdown is to protest the illegal detention of Kanu who was arrested in Kanya and extradited to Nigeria. He had since been in the custody of the DSS for charges bothering on treasonable felony.
“There will be no movement throughout Biafra land on Mondays until our leader who is suffering for our freedom is released,” the statement read in parts. “This protest is peaceful but firm. Everybody is advised to stay indoors in total compliance.”
The statement also read: “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 6:00 am to 6:00 pm 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.”
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