The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has urged the residents of the South East States not to obey the Monday sit-at-home order anymore.
IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful who revealed this in a statement said that the Monday sit-at-home orders should be ignored, noting that it had long suspended the weekly order because of its economic implications on the people.
“Anybody caught coaxing the people to comply to the purported non-existent sit-at-home order, would be treated as a traitor cum enemy of the people and must be dealt with,” Emma Powerful warned.
“We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to reiterate once again, that we have no other sit-at-home order atfer 14th September.
“Any other purported sit-at-home including the suspended weekly sit-at-home on Mondays does not exist in the dairy of IPOB. In fact, after September 14, there is no other sit-at-home this week. Any contrary news or speculations to this effect should be ignored.”
“Anybody trying to enforce any sit-at-home order using the name of IPOB is a saboteur, and does so at his peril. If we catch anybody disturbing the peace of Biafrans or residents in Biafra land under the guise of enforcing non-existent sit-at-home order, such a person regret his actions because he will receive the reward of traitors.”
“IPOB is a responsible organization with reasoning and empathy. We cannot be part of the problem we are trying to solve. We cannot join the enemies to compound the woes of our people we are fighting to liberate.
“That was why we suspended the ghost Mondays that we earlier declared because of the economic implications to our people. We listened to appeals by the people and reviewed our stance on the matter then. That was why we reduced the sit-at-home protests to the days our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will be making appearances in court. That is enough for now and we stand by it.”
Students of Comprehensive Secondary School, Nkume in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State were stopped from taking their examination by gunmen suspected to be members of IPOB on Monday.
The students were said to be preparing to sit for English in the ongoing Junior Secondary School Examination before the gunmen forcefully dispersed them.
Both teachers and students fled in different directions as the gunmen shot sporadically into the air and set ablaze some motorcycles belonging to some of the staff and students.
There were no report of casualties, a video of the incident showed the students and staff shouting and running for their lives.