The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Sunday issued its second statement, insisting that there is no “purported suspension of Monday sit at home order” it earlier issued by its leadership.
IPOB said that it has not changed its stance, stating that “the sit at home order remain sacrosanct on Monday tomorrow.”
A statement purportedly from IPOB had suspended the planned sit at home order due to the August 9 NECO examination for Junior Secondary Schools, saying that it would announce a new date for the commencement of the strike.
But IPOB Spokesperson, Emma Powerful, said in a statement that “anybody issuing press statement concerning IPOB sit at home order is fake and any statement without sit at home order or any activity of IPOB remain comrade Emma Powerful the media and publicity secretary for IPOB.
“Therefore, every Biafran should disregard regard every statement that is not from Emma Powerful or DOS and radio Biafra.
“We know the situation of those going exam tomorrow but our demand is for them release our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and our people must understand that Fulani terrorists and co stopped our people school for three years during the genocidal war in 1967 to 1970 and it did not kill our people and this one day sacrifice for the release of somebody who has sacrificed a lot for our land.
“Anybody who venture to come out tomorrow Will regret his or her life. We warn you tomorrow is total lockdown in every part of Biafra tomorrow.”
To support the statement signed by Emma Powerful, Mazi Chika Edoziem, Head of Directorate of State of IPOB said that “it has come to the attention of the Directorate of State of the Indigenous People of Biafra that a misleading information to the effect that tomorrow’s Sit-At-Home in Biafraland has been suspended. Nothing can be further from the truth.
“The Directorate of State of the Indigenous People of Biafra categorically and unequivocally state that our Sit-At-Home tomorrow will go ahead as planned. Any information to the contrary must be ignored as the work of our detractors.”