The indigenous people of biafra has threatened to declare a month sit-at-home protest in ‘biafraland’ if its leader, nnamdi kanu is not brought to court on october 21.
The media and publicity secretary of the secessionist group, emma powerful, made this known on yesterday in a statement released to the media.
He said if the federal government refuses to bring him to court in his next court appearance on october 21, 2021, the entire biafra land will be on total lockdown for one month.
The ipob publicist further said, “they are busy granting amnesty to terrorists and bandits killing their soldiers and citizens but keeping peaceful agitators in perpetual detention.
Meanwhile, the apex igbo socio-cultural organisation; ohanaeze ndigbo, has described as unnecessary the plan by ipob to lock down the south-east, adding that it will inflict more injuries on the people of the region.
Ohanaeze said to bring nnamdi kanu out from detention was a task the leaders of the south-east must achieve, adding that other means to bring him out other than the court process was being considered.
The organisation’s national publicity secretary, alex ogbonnia, said he didn’t believe it was ipob as couched by kanu that issued the threat.
Reacting to ipob’s threat, the nigeria police, zone 9 headquarters, umuahia, said it had put measures in place to ensure peace and order in the zone.
Accordingly, the zonal police public relations officer, kingsley iredibia, expressed his conviction that the court in abuja would make good its words, hence there would be no need for people to panic after the date.