The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has officially announced Tuesday September 13 as Sit-At-Home home in the South East where the group holds sway.
The group’s spokesman Emma Powerful said that the day was declared as Sit-At-Home in solidarity with its leader Nnamdi Kanu who is billed to appear in court that day.
Also, Powerful’s statement continued, the day is set aside to protest invitation of President Muhammadu Buhari to Imo State same day.
“Declaring Tuesday as a day for civil action in the form of Sit-At-Home in Biafra is very important for two reasons:
First, Our Leader’s Appeal court hearing that was supposed to be on October 11th has been brought forward to 13th September, 2022, part of the statement read.
“As usual we call on Biafrans and lovers of freedom to demonstrate our solidarity with our leader who is bearing our yoke in detention for over a year now. IPOB never issued a new directives to Biafrans, but is simply implementing an existing order to lock down Biafra Land any day the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra will appear in court at Abuja”.
It also said that the Governor of Imo State invited President Buhari that day, so IPOB sees the day as a day of protest in the state.
The statement added: There shall be a TOTAL LOCK DOWN of the whole of Biafraland on Tuesday the 13th of September 2022. The Imposter Buhari cannot be coming to Imo State while he continues to detain our leader Mazi Nnamdi in the DSS custody.
“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu must be released unconditionally because he committed no crime known to law”.
The group warned various groups who may want to welcome the President to be ready for a confrontation.
It added that “it is expected that all markets, schools, banks, businesses and companies including police stations in Biafra Land should be under lock and key next week Tuesday, September 13th, 2022 in solidarity with our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu”#