IPOB suspends sit-at-home order ahead Anambra election

IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has urged Anambra electorate to go en masse and vote on Saturday, suspending the sit-at-home protest it issued across the south-east.

The separatist group had asked all south-east residents to sit at home from November 5 to November 10 if its leader Nnamdi Kanu was not released from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

IPOB, however, said on Thursday that it called off the order after consultations with elders, traditional, and religious leaders from the region.

“Following the genuine intervention of our elders, esteemed traditional institutions/rulers and religious leaders, and after due consideration of the positive impacts of their engagement, and sequel to the fact that our elders have spoken in our terms, the Leadership of IPOB ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu hereby and immediately call off the one-week sit-at-home earlier declared to commence tomorrow, November 5 to November 10, 2021.

“We have equally considered several appeals by our mothers who earn their living based on their daily economic activities which will obviously be affected if Biafraland is locked down for one whole week. It’s never our intention to add to the pains of our people, hence our decision to suspend the sit-at-home,” the group’s spokesman Emma Powerful said in a statement.