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The Indigenous People of Biafra have called on residents of South-East to ignore any sit-at-home order saying that it did not issue any five-day order in the region.
The group, therefore, urged the people to ignore the order, which it described as a ‘senseless’ order from those actively working against the Biafra agenda.
The Eastern Updates reports that this came following a video currently circulating online ordering the people of the South-East to observe a sit-at-home on December 9 -14, 2022.
However, in a statement by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group said it never issued any sit-at-home order on the days mentioned above.
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The statement read in part, ‘We wish to state unequivocally to the people of Biafra, friends of Biafra, and lovers of Biafra freedom that IPOB leadership did not issue any sit-at-home order on 9th,10th, 11th, 12th, 13th or 14th of December 2022.
‘IPOB never issued any sit-at-home order on these days mentioned above because we are not miscreants, senseless, or jobless people.
‘Every Biafran and residents in Biafra Land should ignore such order from untrained and brainless individuals whose agenda is to make Biafra agitation unattractive to our people . Every Biafran must go to their normal business on those days.
‘IPOB who is concerned about our people cannot issue such brainless uncaring five-day consecutive sit at home order to suffer our people during this critical time of the year when people are trying to makeup in their businesses for the year.
‘The conception of consecutive five-day sit at home by a Nigeria agent and his sponsors is to show the level of wickedness and hatred they have against our people. Their agenda is to create insecurity and unnecessary hardship to make our people jettison Biafra freedom. How wicked!
‘Again, every one has his or her rights to go and collect his or her PVC from their pooling and registration centre without molestations. IPOB never boycott election and has nothing to do with Nigeria shambolic elections.
‘Our people should be prepared and ready to confront any fool who dares to enforce such wicked sit-at-home. Moreso, ESN operatives and IPOB volunteers will be out on these dates to protect our people and the markets.
‘Biafran youths should also be ready to confront anybody who comes to force them to close their businesses on these days.
‘The miscreants who are issuing this brazen sit at home order should know that IPOB leadership has never authorised anyone to issue order of such magnitude in Biafraland, therefore, it will not work out for them.
‘Our people should go to their businesses without fear. IPOB has put the agendists and their foot soldiers in Biafra land on check. Biafra restoration is moving well and we must exit this cage called Nigeria by the grace of Elohim.’
The Eastern Updates reports that this order was issued by the Simeon Ekpa faction of the sensationist group last weekend.