Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi said on Thursday that citizens of the state will not sit at home on October 1, as the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has commanded.
IPOB had already proclaimed a sit-at-home in the south-east on October 1, and stated it would take down Nigerian flags in the region, according to ECTV News.
Umahi told journalists in Abakaliki, Ebonyi’s capital, on Thursday that the October 1 date is highly important to Nigeria and the state, which was founded on that date in 1996.
Ebonyi had been so impoverished in the past, according to the governor, that it was attempting to catch up with the rest of the country in terms of innovation.
“So, anybody that says ‘sit at home’ should know that Ebonyi people are not going to sit at home”.
“I appeal to the entire south-east people to remember the danger of this order. Many people have been killed for no reason because it.
“Agitation is natural and fundamental, but nobody is justified to carry guns illegally to kill other people.
“We condemn in totality the insecurity in the south-east being instigated by our people.”