By Chioma Iruke
Incarcerated Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) has ordered the suspension of ‘Every Monday’ sit-at-home order by the group in the South-East.
This was made known by the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, in a statement.
The group also said the sit-at-home will hold whenever Kanu appears in court.
He said, “The suspension of the Sit-At-Home by the IPOB Head of Directorate was as a result of an order from the leader of this great movement, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“In accordance with the directive from our leader, our Sit-At-Home will, in the meantime, be observed on the date of our leader’s court appearances.”
Kanu is currently in detention for offences bordering on treasonable felony.
The weekly sit-at-home protest, which commenced on August 9, according to the group, is meant to prevail on the Federal Government to release him.
The group’s statement reads in part, “The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra understand the concern being expressed by the global IPOB family on the suspension of the weekly Sit-At-Home earlier announced by the IPOB Head of Directorate of State of the Indigenous people of Biafra.
“We know that our people embraced this civil action wholeheartedly and without any compulsion. The leadership sincerely appreciate the innate desire of Biafrans to sacrifice their time, resources and energy in ensuring that our leader Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is released unconditionally from the illegal custody of the Nigerian State who criminally renditioned him from Kenya to Nigeria.
“There is no gain saying the fact that one of the major fundamental guiding principle of IPOB is Command and Control. This simply means that all command from the Supreme leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra will be obeyed and implemented to the latter by the Directorate of State of the Indigenous people of Biafra.
“The lPOB leadership urge Biafrans worldwide to take note of the next court appearance of our leader which is the 21st of October 2021. If however we have any reason or directive from the IPOB highest command that require us to reactivate the suspended Weekly Sit-At-Home, the leadership will not hesitate to lift the suspension and continue with the our civil action.”