The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared Tuesday, September 13, 2022 as a sit-at-home day in support for its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who is scheduled for a court appearance that same day.
This was made known in a statement released by the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, on Saturday, explaining that IPOB was merely carrying out a previous command to lock down Biafraland on any day that its embattled leader will appear in court in Abuja.
The pro-Biafra group also insisted on a complete lockdown of the five South Eastern states (Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States) due to Kanu’s court appearance and President Muhammad Buhari’s visit to Owerri, Imo State.
The statement read in part: “The global family and movement of the IPOB wishes to announce to the general public, especially Biafrans that Tuesday September 13, has been declared a day of civil action in the form of Sit-At-Home in Biafraland.
“The Tuesday’s civil action is very important for two reasons: First, our leader’s Appeal court hearing that was supposed to be on October 11 has been brought forward to September 13, 2022.
“As usual, we call on Biafrans and lovers of freedom to demonstrate our solidarity with our leader who is bearing our yoke in detention for over a year now.