The Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, has declared 1st October, 2021 which usually a Nigerian Independence day celebration as another sit-at-home protest. This was made known by one of the IPOB executives, Chika Edoziem, as stated on his Friday radio broadcast.
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Edoziem stated that the IPOB would lock down the entire South-East region on October 1, and called on its members to remove all Nigerian flags mounted in “Biafra land.”
In his words, “The 1st of October declared total shutdown in Biafra land. There shall be no movement in Biafra land on 1st of October being Nigerian Independence day. Again from tonight, all Nigerian flags mounted anywhere in Biafra land must be brought down; banks exempted.
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“IPOB leadership will communicate to banks directly and give them reason why they must peaceful bring down the flag. Otherwise, we do it ourselves in our own way.”
The leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has been in the detention of the Department of Security Services since the third week of June following his arrest in Kenya and repatriation to Nigeria.