The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reacted to a sit-at-home order issued to the Igbo community in Lagos State by Simon Ekpa, the self-acclaimed disciple of Nnamdi Kanu.
Blackbox Nigeria had reported that Ekpa had called on all Igbo Biafrans to be prepared to sit-at-home following the fire on Tuesday that gutted a section of a five-storey building in the popular Balogun market in Lagos.
Reacting to this, IPOB, on Thursday, released a statement through its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful debunking the order and dissociating itself from the planned sit-at-home.
“The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kanu has been drawn to the laughable and disgraceful statement making rounds that IPOB issued a sit-at-home order in Lagos State.
“The statement is false, laughable, and coming from the quarters of blackmailers to disparage IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“IPOB has never issued any sit-at-home order outside Biafra Land. Anyone issuing any sit-at-home orders in Biafra or in Lagos is on his or her own and not doing so on behalf of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu or of IPOB.
“Therefore, IPOB publicly disassociates ourselves from any purported sit-at-home call in Lagos or anywhere in Nigeria, including Biafra Land at this time,” the statement reads.
IPOB further issued a warning to any media outfit in Nigeria that “makes the mistake of tagging Ekpa as IPOB member or Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s disciple” saying that these ones should be ready to meet them in court.