The Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB (IPOB) says it has declared a Sit-At-Home every Monday beginning from August 9 until its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is released from custody of the Department of State Security (DSS).
In a statement by its Spokesperson, Emma Powerful, IPOB said that the ‘Ghost Monday’ would hold every Monday from 6:00am to 6:00pm until its leader, “who was unlawfully abuducted in Kenya and illegally detained by the federal government of Nigeria is released.”
According to the statement, “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.”
The statement noted that it would be good for everyone to know that that IPOB will not relent” until the independence of Biafra “is fully achieved.”
It alleged that its leader is being kept “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 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.”
The statement noted that Kanu is not a criminal and has the rights to be visited in custody, threatening everyone it said were involved in the arrest and kidnap of its leader that “if anything happens to our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu all of them should prepare never come back to Biafraland because it will not accommodate us together. Nobody should take our quietness as coward Ness. Our intelligence reveals that Nnamdi Kanu is under serious torture and humiliation because he refused all offer given to him.
“We declare every Monday sit- at- home throughout Biafra land until our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, regains his freedom. The federal government must allow him access to his personal physicians, and allow him to sign documents given to him by the British Government to provide him consular assistance. This peaceful protest will continue ones every week until our demands are met.”
We urge Biafrans to be prepared because we will no longer fold our arms while our leader who is fighting for the liberation of the oppressed indigenous nationalities in Nigeria is languishing in detention. We are going to cripple Nigerian economy until they free him.
Consequently, all institutions public and private, transport companies, schools, banks, markets, airports and sea ports in Biafra land must shut down every Monday beginning from August 9. People are to remain indoors to register their concern over the fate of our Leader and the rest of all agitators languishing in various security detentions.
Nobody should attempt to flout this directive as doing so may come with huge consequences. Anybody flouting this order is taking a grave risk.
Nnamdi Kanu has sacrificed so much for Biafra, so sacrificing Mondays of every week is not too much for us. Fulani herdsmen have continued to kill our people yet the federal government failed to protect our people.
COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB