The Indigenous People of Biafra [IPOB] has suspended its weekly sit-at-home protest adopted to pressure the Buhari dictatorship to release its illegally incarcerated leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who was kidnapped in Kenya and quietly smuggled into Nigeria by the dictator’s regime.
The new directive was contained in an announcement by Chika Edoziem, IPOB’s Directorate of States [DOS], who said that the sit-at-home protest will now take place whenever Nnamdi Kanu is billed to appear in court.
Whilst speaking on Radio Biafra, Edoziem said:
“I would like to announce that in line with the instruction issued by the highest authority of this noble movement, our weekly sit-at-home Ghost Town, which holds every Monday throughout Biafraland, has been suspended for the time being.
“All Biafrans are hereby informed that there will be no Ghost Town in Biafraland this coming Monday. Our sit-at-home protest will now hold each day our leader Onye Ndu Maxi Nnamdi Kanu is billed to appear in court,” Edoziem said.
IPOB started the weekly protest on Monday, August 9, saying that it would continue until the Buhari dictatorship releases Maxi Nnamdi Kanu from its illegal custody. There was considerable compliance in many states of the South-East, including Anambra State where Governor Willie Obiano had threatened to withhold civil servants’ salaries for the entire month of August if they failed to resume to work on August 9.
Nnamdi Kanu is still in detention following his abduction from Kenya by the Buhari dictatorship. He was billed to appear before Justice Binta Nyanko of the Federal High Court Abuja, but Nigeria’s most lawless security agency, the Department of State Services [DSS], refused to produce him in court in order to frustrate the activist and keep him in perpetual custody.
Kanu is billed to appear in court on October 21, 2021.
Several attempts made by CitizensAlert to reach out to IPOB’s spokesman Emma Powerful to verify the fresh claims made by Chika Edoziem were not successful.