The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared that there’s No sit-at-home says on Monday and Tuesday, and urges that activities and businesses should flow as normally as it should, thus debunking any claims that IPOB is enforcing well meaning civilians to sit at home where their leader is about to appear in court.
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This was made known after series of speculations that There is Likely going to be 1-week-sit-at-home in South East. However, in a statement by Emma Powerful who is the IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, IPOB debunked such claims and warned those behind the rumour to stop their actions and stop tarnishing the image and good reputation of IPOB.
The group also confirmed that it did not issue any sit-at-home directive except on October 21 when its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is expected to appear in court. The official statement (in parts) by Emma Powerful reads;
“Our attention has been drawn to the fabricated statement being circulated by mischief makers and paid agents of darkness that IPOB had directed Biafrans to sit-at-home Monday, October 18; Tuesday, October 19; and Thursday, October 21 for our leader, and One year anniversary of#EndSARS protest.
We want to make it categorically clear that the above purported statement did not emanate from IPOB, and we completely dissociate with such falsehood. IPOB did not issue any sit-at-home except on October 21 when our leader is expected to appear in court.
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We, therefore, urge members of the public to ignore the purported statement and utter falsehood being peddled by paid agents of the government to create confusion and demarket IPOB. Their intension is to portray IPOB as a violent and insensitive movement but we know their antics, and shall beat them to it.
For the sake of clarity, IPOB has not called for any sit-at-home except on Thursday, October 21 when our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will appear in court in Abuja. Biafrans will solidarise with him by staying indoors on that day because we are all in the struggle together. He did nothing to deserve any persecution by the federal government.
As a responsible and responsive movement, we stopped Monday Sit-at-homes in the interest of our people. When we discovered that hooligans and paid agents of death wanted to hijack the opportunity to unleash mayhem on our people are cleverly blame it on IPOB, we stopped it. So, anybody sitting at home on Mondays does so out of ones volition and not on the orders of IPOB.
We also urge the general public to ignore the fake news that our leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU has been taken away by foreign government.”
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