Barely 72 hours after it called off its sit-at-home order, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said it is considering recommencing every Monday order it had earlier made, to push for the release of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, from detention.
The group had last weekend while speaking through its publicity secretary, Mr Emma Powerful, called off the sit-at-home order, saying that the exercise would henceforth hold only on days its leader, Kanu would appear in court.
But despite the suspension of the exercise, Awka, Onitsha, Nnewi and other major towns in Anambra State on Monday observed the sit-at-home order, making the group reconsider its stand.
Emma Powerful, who spoke to some journalists, in reaction to the observance of the order, despite the suspension, said that IPOB was no longer forcing anyone to stay at home, but added that people voluntarily decided to observe it to show how they feel about the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu.
He said the exercise was not entirely banned but was only suspended, and that since the people were fine with it, the group might reintroduce it.
He, however, said that would be after due consultation.
“Yes, we observed that people decided to sit at home today. We did not tell them to do so, and we did not force anybody,” Powerful said.
“They are doing it to show how they feel about the detention of Kanu.
“We suspended the sit-at-home for this Monday, but after consultation, we can decide to order that people should sit at home again by next Monday. As for this Monday, the people are just expressing their feelings. We are still consulting, and we will let people know later,” he noted.
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