The Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, has declared a sit-at-home protest on October 1st, 2021, Nigeria’s independence celebration day.
The order was made known on Friday by Chika Edoziem, one of IPOB;s spokesperson, during a radio broadcast.
Edoziem noted that the separatist group would lock down the entire South-East region on October 1, while calling on its members to remove all Nigerian flags mounted in “Biafra land.”
He said, “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.
“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.
Nnamdi Kanu’s Clocks 54 in Detention
The leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, clocked 54-years-old today while still in detention at a DSS facility in Abuja, Nigeria.
Kanu was re-arrested in Kenya and returned to Nigeria to face charges of treason, terrorism and murder brought against him by the Nigerian government.