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The Directorate of States, of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), has suspended the Monday weekly ‘sit-at-home’ directive it ordered following the alleged Federal Government plan to punish its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in detention through deliberate refusal to bring him to court for the continuation of his trials.
IPOB, in an issued statement, said that it decided to suspend the Monday weekly Sit-at-home order because of the directive given by its leader, Kanu.
It, however, said that henceforth, its directive will in the meantime be observed on the date of its leader’s court appearances.
“In accordance with the directive from our leader, our ‘Sit-At-Home’ will in the meantime be observed on the date of our leaders Court appearances.
The lPOB leadership, however, urges Biafrans worldwide to take note of the next court appearance of our leader which is the 21st of October 2021.
IPOB had alleged that the Federal Government deliberately refused to bring Mazi Kanu to court on his last appearance date in order to secure a long adjournment date of October 21, 2021, in order to punish him in detention with the excuse of logistics problems.
However, angered by that act, the proscribed group ordered that South-East and all ‘Biafran land’ will be locked down every Monday in protest against the detention of their leader and the Federal Government’s plan of a long incarceration.
According to the latest IPOB’s DOS statement, entitled: “Why we are reviewing the Monday indefinite Sit-at-home order”, said that the IPOB leadership understands the concern being expressed by the global IPOB family on the suspension of the order.
On the alleged crippling of South East economy by the Sit-at-home, IPOB dismissed it saying that it has never affected the economy of the zone rather the oppressors of South-East are the most hard hit.