Following the continued enforcement of sit-at-home order in the South East, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has vowed to deal decisively with anyone caught forcing anyone to observe the order even after they (IPOB) has called it off long ago.
The continued enforcement of the order has affected the economy of the South East region adversely as motor parks, markets, banks, shops and other organizations remain shut on Mondays over fear of attack, and those that attempted to come had their goods destroyed while some vehicles have been burnt to ashes.
IPOB had sequel to the detention of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the Department of State Services, DSS, ordered that a sit-at-home be observed across the region every Monday pending the release of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
But following pressure from stakeholders, the group rescinded its decision, stating that the order would now be observed only when Kanu is appearing in the court to continue his trial.
However, despite the suspension, some hoodlums disguised as IPOB members in the region have continued to enforce the sit-at-home order by attacking and killing violators.
On 13th September, students sitting for the ongoing 2021 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, were attacked in Imo State for violating the sit-at-home order to sit for their English Language examination. JOURNALIST101 reported that staff and students’ motorcycles were set ablaze by the hoodlums
Reacting, IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful on Tuesday, said anyone caught enforcing the order henceforth, would be dealt with.
According to him, anyone moving contrary to the cancellation of the sit-at-home would face their wrath, saying that IPOB is not clan meeting
He said, “I am happy you said it yourself that we cancelled the Monday sit-at-home.
“We said it in the beginning, but we stopped it, we have told people to stop sitting at home on Mondays.
“Anyone doing anything to the contrary, forcing people to sit-at-home on Mondays, or doing anything to them because they are not sitting at home on Mondays, if IPOB get such people, no matter who the person is, we will cut off his ears, IPOB is not clan meeting, it is a revolutionary movement fighting for the Republic of Biafra”. (Journalist101)