IPOB has insisted on suspension, says violators risk arrest over sit-at-home.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Sunday insisted that the indefinite suspension of the weekly Monday sit-at-home towards the release of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu remained sacrosanct, The Nation report.
The Media and Publicity Secretary of the group, Emma Powerful, in a chat with the Nation, said anyone seen disturbing people should be arrested.
“There is no sit at home tomorrow. It has been suspended by IPOB leadership and DOS. Anybody seen disturbing people should be arrested,” it said.
The group in an earlier statement by Powerful had explained that the suspension by its Head of Directorate was as a result of direct order from its leader.
It noted that the sit-at-home would in the mean time be observed on the date of its leader court appearances, urging members to take note of the appearance slated on October 21, 2021.
But last Monday witnessed non-compliance to the suspension order in most States of the Southeast as there were no human and vehicular movements across the region.
While some residents claimed to be ignorant of the suspension directives, others said they stayed back home for fear of being attacked.
Others however said they were ready to sacrifice anything, including their businesses to ensure the pro-biafran leader was released and Biafra republic realized.