Gideon Okeke condemns IPOB’s sit-at-home order

Gideon Okeke

Nollywood actor Gideon Okeke has condemned the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra.

The Tinsel star made this known in an Instagram post on Monday.

“Mami it’s a different country everywhere in Nigerian, I am in the east, I’m in Enugu and there is really a sit at home going on, to what end sometimes we ask?

“What is this agitation that we can’t work out smartly? you know we don’t need to carry guns and shouting. No but this whole agitation we can do it smartly and intelligently. Sit at home? Poor man is suffering even the more,” he said.

IPOB sit-at-home order began on August 9, 2021, in all eastern states in Nigeria following the arrest of the IPOB leader Nnamdi Kano.

IPOB spokesman Emma Powerful warned in a statement that nobody should attempt flouting the directive as doing so might come with huge consequences.

He said no sacrifice was too much for Biafra and Kanu who had sacrificed so much for the actualisation of Biafra.

The statement read partly: “We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to announce to all Biafra citizens, friends of Biafra and lovers of Biafra freedom and independence that IPOB leadership has declared every Monday ‘a ghost Monday’.

“This declaration takes effect from Monday, August 9, 2021. From that day Biafra land will be on lockdown every Monday from 6:00am to 6:00pm until our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who was unlawfully abducted in Kenya and illegally detained by the federal government of Nigeria is released.

“We wish to state full details of this coming ghost Mondays every week, our people must understand that it was designed to show the world how serious we are towards this fight for Biafra freedom and independence.

“Everybody must adhere to this clarion call put in place by the leadership of IPOB and it would be good for everyone to know that that IPOB will not relent until Biafra is fully achieved.

“The DSS can go ahead and keep our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu incommunicado without access to him and we observed that DSS operatives are torturing our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to the point of death that was why they don’t want anybody to see his state of health in the DSS facility.

“DSS should know that if anything untoward happen to him we are going to confirm what IPOB is made and they will understand that we are prepared for this freedom. Our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is not a criminal and has the right to be visited in their custody.”