IPOB says the days of sit-at-home orders are now over

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Aishat Ibrahim

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced the cancellation of its sit-at-home orders set across the south east region of the country.

The proscribed separatist group declared the end of its controversial curfew after Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja adjourned the trial of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu till January 19, 2022.

In a statement on Thursday, IPOB’s Spokesperson, Emma Powerful said anyone enforcing the sit-at-home order is not part of the group.

“We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), wish to reiterate once again that IPOB has cancelled the Monday sit-at-home order and anybody or group enforcing the relaxed order is neither from IPOB nor from IPOB volunteer groups,” he said.

The spokesperson, however, urged the leaders and constituted authorities in the community to arrest anyone enforcing the sit-at-home order in the Southeast.

“Anyone caught adding to the pain of our people in the name of enforcing Monday’s sit-at-home order will be treated as the enemy that he or she is. We, therefore, warn these agents of darkness using the name of IPOB to enforce a non-existent sit-at-home to desist because if we lay hold on them they will eternally regret their evil actions.”

Recall that the sit-at-home order, observed on Mondays, is a protest against the arrest and detention of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, by the Nigerian Government.

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