IPOB suspends Mondays sit-at-home, announces new dates for exercise


The Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) has suspended its recent directive urging members to embark on sit-at-home exercise every Monday until their detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is released.

The seccessionist group, despite criticism, vowed to continue with the exercise in a bid to force the federal government to free Mr Kanu intercepted and extradited back to Nigeria from Kenya, according to his younger brother, Emmanuel.

The exercise which kick-started on Monday, August 9, recorded partial compliance across Southeastern states with pockets of violence recorded.

Calling off the exercise, Chika Edoziem, a member of IPOB executive said the sit-at-home exercise will now be on every date Mr Kanu will be appearing in court.

“I wish to announce this very evening, that as directed by the highest command of this noble movement, our Monday Ghost Town or sit-at-home in Biafra land, stands suspended for now,” Mr Edoziem announced during a radio broadcast Friday evening. ”The weekly sit-at-home stands suspended, which means in the coming Monday, there will be no Ghost Town in Biafraland.

“Our sit-at-home will be on each court date when our leader, Onye Ndu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will be appearing in court,” he added.

At the last court sitting, Justice Binta Nyako adjourned to October 21 over the failure of the State Security Service (SSS) to produce the IPOB leader in court.

Counsel to the prosecution said the failure was due to logistics reasons.