The Indigenous People of Biafra has initiated the dissemination of flyers and posters throughout the South-Eastern region to inform residents about the termination of the sit-at-home practice.
The pro-Biafran organization stated that this move intends to convey Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s announcement of the cancellation of the Monday sit-at-home action. Furthermore, the group aims to convey that the concept of sit-at-home is no longer effective and will not be utilized as a means of civil disobedience in their pursuit of self-determination.
In a statement released on Saturday, the group’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, said; “Any person or persons talking about a non-existent sit-at-home in Biafraland is an enemy of the people and shall be dealt with accordingly”.
Powerful confirmed that the directive to distribute the flyers manually and affix posters was sanctioned by the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
The statement read, “This is to inform Biafrans about the flyers and posters being distributed all over the South-East conveying our leader’s famous pronouncement canceling Monday sit-at-home, and to inform the good people of Biafrans that sit at home is not only dead, but will never again be invoked or deployed as a tool of civil disobedience in our quest for self determination.
“It is to be stated for the umpteenth time, for those who may feign ignorance of the laws governing the conduct expected of IPOB family worldwide that our supreme leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has ordered the permanent end to Monday sit-at-home in Biafraland and anybody seen enforcing this illegal and non-existent Monday sit-at-home will be apprehended and summarily dealt with on the spot.
“These criminal elements are not working for Biafra restoration nor the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who is unlawfully detained in the DSS solitary confinement in Abuja Nigeria.
“Those purporting to be running a Biafra Government in Exile group from somewhere in Finland also known as Autopilot are not IPOB members and their activities do not represent the views of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and rank and file IPOB membership nor the ESN operatives.
“Moreso, it is a shame to the memory of our brave martyrs that gave their lives for the emancipation of Biafra that individuals that never led ordinary street protest in Biafraland or anywhere in the world in support of Biafra restoration can claim to lead our people. This is an absolute disgrace.”
The group firmly asserted that the Biafran cause advocated by IPOB does not involve any form of government in exile, and such a concept will never be embraced.
“Whoever is foolish enough to associate with such fraudulent social media scam called Government in exile (Autopilot) is doing so at his or her own risk and must not link Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB to it.
“Biafraland is owned by Biafrans and it’s the responsibility of all Biafrans to protect the land from government sponsored agents and armed criminal gangs hiding under the revered name of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Biafra.
“We encourage Biafrans to help in the distribution of the flyers, posters to communities, hinterlands and cities in Biafraland signifying the requim mass for the senseless Monday sit-at-home.
“Anybody apprehended enforcing any sit-at-home is a goner. The Finland based criminal will not save you,” the group added.
Recall that, Nnamdi Kanu, had directed a controversial Biafran agitator, Simon Ekpa, to refrain from issuing sit-at-home orders in the South-east.
According to reports, Ekpa, who was a close associate of Kanu, claimed to have assumed leadership of IPOB after Kanu’s imprisonment.
In a handwritten letter to Ekpa, Kanu requested the agitator to publicly acknowledge the receipt of the order from him.
Aloy Ejimakor, special counsel to Mr. Kanu, shared copies of the handwritten letter from the IPOB leader on his verified Twitter account.
Accompanying the letter, Mr. Ejimakor stated that Mr. Kanu composed the letter on 24 July during Mr. Ejimakor’s visit to him at the State Security Service (SSS) facility.