The banned Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), has backed the Enugu State governor, Dr. Peter Mba, on his commitment to end the Monday sit-at-home in the state, adding that they are supporting him to stop it because the group had already stopped it.
The pro-Biafran group, which stated this in an issued statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, yesterday, however, cautioned the governor against the use of force on the people, saying the police know the criminals enforcing the “non-existent sit-at-home.
IPOB reminded Governor Mba that the group had already suspended the exercise before some criminal elements hijacked it.
The group said, “After our leadership initiated the Monday ‘sit-at-home’ order to demand for the release of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB leadership has long directed stoppage of the exercise to avoid criminals capitalising on that to harm our people.
It further said, “Though some Biafrans continued with Monday sit-at-home voluntarily, as our leader predicted, after the suspension order, some criminals and infiltrators hijacked it and started committing crimes and enforcing non-existent Monday sit-at-home.
“The Enugu State Governor, Dr. Peter Mba should be made aware that IPOB has already suspended Monday sit-at-home. For him to publicly associate IPOB with Monday sit-at-home is obnoxious. If Mba wants to return normalcy on Mondays, he has the support of IPOB, because those enforcing non-existent Monday sit-at-home are criminals.
“Anybody enforcing non-existent Monday sit-at-home order is not helping IPOB and our leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Every member of IPOB and Biafrans should be coming out on Mondays for their business.”
The group, however, noted that while the exercise is gradually winding down across the South-East, Mba should avoid the use of force to clamp down on the people as this would create anarchy.