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IPOB Dares Anambra Govt, Insists on Monday Sit-at-home


The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that the sit-at-home protest declared by the group in the south east and part of South south to honour its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will start on Monday.
This is in defiance to the order of the Anambra State government, which has warned workers of the consequences of not coming to work, as they may lose their August salaries.
IPOB in a press release sent to THE RAZOR NEWS said all markets, banks, schools, government offices must remain closed.
The group said the exercise will go on every Monday, until Kanu was released by the Nigerian government.
A press release by the spokesperson of the group, Emma Powerful stated that the group is aware of the economic implication of the declaration, but determined to show the world how it feels about the detention of Kanu.
The release stated: “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 6:00am to 6:00pm beginning from tomorrow, August 9, 2021until our leader, Nnamdi Kanu who was abuducted in Kenya and brought back to Nigeria and locked up in DSS dungeon in clear violation of international laws is freed.
“Consequently, there will be no movement throughout Biafra land on Mondays until our leader who is suffering for our freedom is released. This protest is peaceful but firm. Everybody is advised to stay indoors in total compliance.
“All markets, schools, motor parks, airports, and public places in Biafra land should shut down from morning to evening every Monday. We understand the economic implications of this measure but we are constrained to take it so that the world will know that our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is not alone in the struggle for Biafra autonomy.
“We want his immediate release and our total freedom, and cannot hesitate to pay any sacrifice needed to achieve this including locking down the entire Biafra land on Mondays.
“All residents and visitors in Biafra land are advised to comply with the order. Nobody should go out to avoid any clash or intimidation by the wicked Nigeria security agents,” the release stated.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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