Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the largest Igbo socio-cultural organization, has urged members of the Indigenous People of Biafra to call off the sit-at-home directive, which is to be observed every Monday.
It also urged military and police officials to halt the militarization of the South-East, where every kilometer is marked by a checkpoint, as if it were occupied territory.
According to PUNCH, the Igbo apex organization stated that the sit-in would exacerbate the hardships that the Igbos are experiencing due to military and police checkpoints that are suffocating the region’s economy.
In a telephone conversation, Ohanaeze’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Alex Ogbonnia, urged the group that instead of announcing a sit-at-home day every Monday, they should come together to discuss their issues and work toward resolving them.
“Kanu is no longer an issue of a group operating in Igboland,” Ohanaeze spokesman stated, referring to IPOB’s sit-at-home declaration, which began on August 9 in solidarity with their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has proved the importance of coming together to debate the next course of action.
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