A sit-at-home order has been declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) which is to take effect on January 18, 2022.
According to the group the sit-at-home order is to solidarise with it’s leader Nnamdi Kanu who is to be arraign in court over treasonable charge suit filled against him by the Federal Goverment.
The group Media and Publicity Secretary,Emma Powerful, in a statement noted that the sit-at-home order takes place only on January 18, while the group will all support it leader on January 19, 20, when he appears in court.
“Following our leader’s upcoming court appearances on January 18, 19 and 20, 2022, we wish to remind Biafrans that there will be sit-at-home on January 18 and not January 19 and 20. In keeping with our solidarity with Kanu, the entire Biafra land will be on lockdown only on January 18 for obvious reasons.
“Biafrans should understand that January 19 is the judgment day in our leader’s suit against the Federal Government, which is pending before an Umuahia High Court. So, there will be no sit-at-home that day.
“Again, we don’t want to compound the pains of our people, hence, we will limit the sit-at-home to only January 18. Biafrans and residents of the South East should go about their businesses without molestation on January 19 and 20, 2022. Anybody found enforcing sit-at-home on 17th, 19th and 20th is criminal and should be treated as such, because IPOB leadership has given an order, which was duly signed.”
The statement comes days after some section of the media had reported that a sit-at-home order would be effective in the region from January 17 through Thursday, January 20.
However, Emma Powerful, has clearify the air as he urge residents to go about their normal businesses after the stipulated date for order.
The South East States affected by the sit-at-home order is Anambra, Enugu, Imo, Abia and Ebonyi.