IPOB, the Indigenous People of Biafra, reacted to the Southeast governors’ decision on its sit-at-home order on Wednesday.
Emma Powerful, an IPOB spokesman, stated that Southeast governors are powerless to stop the region’s sit-at-home order.
Powerful told Newsmen that the sit-at-home order was the only method for people in the Southeast to demonstrate their discontent with the violence of Nigerian security forces.
He reiterated that the Monday sit-at-home is no longer in effect, and that those in charge of implementing it are not IPOB members.
“South-East governors cannot stop people’s wishes because they have failed the masses, and sit-at-home is the only way our people can demonstrate their unhappiness and that they are tired of Nigeria and her security brutality in our territory,” Powerful says. Governors in the Southeast have little power to halt it.
“IPOB can only put an end to sit-at-home because it was started by them. We ended our Monday sit-at-home because we learned of the consequences for our people, but the Nigerian government and politicians hijacked it and killed people in order to implicate IPOB around the world. We’ve found all of their ruses and gimmicks, so they’ll quickly figure out how we’ll handle it. This will not be tolerated by IPOB.
“As a result, South-East governors are powerless to intervene unless IPOB and the general public do so.
No more Monday sit-at-homes are still in effect, and anyone enforcing it is not an IPOB member.
They will have their reward soon; our people should refrain from sitting at home on Mondays because IPOB has openly stopped doing so, and we will not reverse that decision.
Hope Uzodinma recruited some hoodlums to attack people in the name of IPOB last Monday in order to falsely accuse us of being a violent group, which we are not, and that attack was not carried out by IPOB security.”
The group has urged residents in the Southeast to sit-at-home every Monday after Nnamdi Kanu’s incarceration.
IPOB said that the order was issued to compel the Nigerian government to release its imprisoned leaders.
The separatist group, on the other hand, had just reconsidered their order when Kanu was scheduled to appear in court.
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