The Indigenous People of Biafra [IPOB] has declared a one week sit-at-home protest between November 5 and 10 in order to compel the Buhari dictatorship to release its illegally detained leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
The fresh order is coming at a time when the Anambra State is preparing for its governorship election which holds on November 6, 2021.
This was disclosed by IPOB’s spokesman Emma Powerful in a statement released to newsmen in Awka, Anambra State capital.
In the statement, Powerful said that only Sunday, November 7, is exempted from the sit-at-home in order to allow people of the South-East to go to church and worship God Almighty. Powerful said that the only condition for suspending the lockdown during the stated period is for the Buhari dictatorship to release its illegally detained leader Nnamdi Kanu before November 4, 2021.
“Our great leader Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has to be released before November 4, 2021 because he has committed no crime known to any law.
“Failure to release him before November 4, our one week sit-at-home will remain sacrosanct and will commence from November 5 until November 10.
“Although we understand the economic hardship this may bring upon our people, we have no alternative because it will yield better results in the overall interest of Biafrans.
“We have spent considerable time analysing what transpired in court on October 21, 2021 and it is our conclusion that the Federal Government is not sincere with its claims. We found out that they only want to keep him in the custody of the DSS to rot there.
“We observed how lawyers, journalists, respected traditional rulers, delegates and concerned people who came from across the world were barred from accessing the courtroom by overzealous security forces who kept them outside under the scorching sun. What a level of humiliation and wickedness!
“We cannot accept anymore of that! We cannot allow our leader Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to be tried secretly and we also cannot allow him to be tried under Sharia Law. Nigeria must follow international procedure in trying our leader.
“Except our leader is unconditionally released before November 4, we will be determined to sacrifice one week for him as a warning protest to let our oppressors to know that Nnamdi Kanu represents over 70 million Biafrans.
“Our leader is innocent of all the charges against him. As long as he remains in illegal custody, our individual businesses won’t matter because he is suffering for all of us and we cannot abandon him.
“We deeply regret every inconvenience this may cause our people, but it’s a necessary sacrifice we have to make until we achieve our full independence. Nobody living in Biafraland is expected to flout this directive as doing so amounts to challenging the people’s will on the Biafran project,” Powerful concluded.