Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has dispelled the rumour about a sit-at-home order purportedly declared for Tuesday, October 4.
IPOB said that it is true that the suit by its Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, against the Federal Government is coming up for hearing at the Federal High Court Umuahia, on Tuesday, but it has not declared any sit-at-home on that day.
According to the pro-Biafra movement, the rumour about sit-at-home on Tuesday did not emanate from it but the handiwork of mischief makers.
IPOB in a press statement Sunday by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, urged members of the public to disregard the said rumour and go about their lawful businesses without fear of any molestation.
“We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the leadership and command of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to remind Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom across the world that IPOB is not issuing a sit-at-home order on Tuesday 4th of October 2022.
“The 4th of October 2022 is a day when IPOB is going to challenge evil Nigeria Government over the illegal abduction and extraordinary rendition of our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria.
“Nigerian Government must provide evidence to the world on how and why they kidnapped and renditioned our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to Nigeria at Umuahia High Court.
“Yes that day is his court date but he is not appearing in court on that day, therefore, there will be no sit-at-home on that day.
“We want every Biafran both home and in the diaspora to ignore such rumours, and anybody who is responsible for peddling this kind of falsehood should stop it immediately. IPOB leadership has not authorized such purported order.
“Anybody who contributes to the death of our people will pay dearly whether he or she is security personnel, civilian, religious leader, man, woman, including the politicians who contribute in small or big measure to ensure that our people incur human, and material losses. They will all pay dearly.”