IPOB suspends Monday sit-at-home order
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Directorate of States, DOS, has suspended the every Monday sit-at-home order.
It would be recalled that the pro-Biafra group had announced that every Monday, the entire South-East Region of Nigeria and some parts of South-South would be on lockdown or what they described as ‘Ghost town’ in an attempt to force the Federal Government to release their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who has been in detention since June 2021.
However, while appearing on a radio programme on Friday night, the Head of the Directorate of States, Chika Edoziem announced the suspension of the action.
He said they would henceforth, declare sit-at-home whenever their leader would be making an appearance in court and not every Monday anymore.
“I wish to announce this very evening, that as directed by the highest command of this noble movement, our Monday Ghost Town or sit-at-home in Biafra land, stands suspended for now,” Edoziem said.
”The weekly sit-at-home stands suspended, which means in the coming Monday, there will be no Ghost Town in Biafraland.
“Our sit-at-home will be on each court date when our leader, Onye Ndu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will be appearing in court”, the top IPOB leader clarified.
He enjoined their members to continue to pray for their leader “that his health may not fail him and grant him victory for Biafrans.”
The Monday, 9th August sit-at-home received condemnation in some quarters especially, as it affected the students writing National Examination Council, NECO, Mathematics exam.
With this recent development, the reason might have prevailed as the sit-at-home wasn’t in the interest of the economy of Ndigbo.
With this development, students in the area will now be free to sit for WAEC exams that will commence on Monday, August 16, 2021.