IPOB threatens to shut down south-east for one month

Nnamdi Kanu IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has threatened to give a sit-at-home order for one month if its leader Nnamdi Kanu is not brought to court on October 21.

The group’s spokesman Emma Powerful made this known in a statement on Wednesday.

He said IPOB got from a reliable source that the Department of State Services would not bring Mr Kanu to court on October 21 as a ploy to continue to incarcerate him.

“If the Federal Government refuses to bring him to court in his next court appearance on October 21, 2021, the entire Biafra land will be on total lockdown for one month,” the statement read.

“The Federal Government will know that they cannot take us for granted anymore. Our peaceful disposition as a people should not be misconstrued as weakness.

“Nigeria cannot incarcerate our leader illegally and expect things to be normal again. If by October 21, Kanu is not brought to court, Nigeria will know that Kanu commands the unflinching loyalty of over 60 million Biafrans home and in Diaspora.

“By keeping our Leader out of circulation, his health will be in jeopardy and we won’t allow this. The Fulani-controlled Nigeria Government must tell us why it will choose to disobey court orders and expect citizens to watch like conquered slaves.”