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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that its leader Nnamdi Kanu stopped the infamous Monday sit-at-home order in the Southeast region.
In a statement on Friday by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful which was made available to The Eastern Updates, the pro-separatist group maintained that Nnamdi Kanu stopped the sit-at-home not the military as it claimed.
He stated the sit-at-home was put an end to by a letter sent by Nnamdi Kanu, bringing it to an end, and that IPOB had produced fliers, banners, and posters instructing the public to carry on with their regular Monday activities while dismissing the military’s allegation as absurd.
Powerful said that the claims of the Nigeria military of being responsible for stopping the infamous sit-at-homes is laughable.
He said: ‘Our attention has been drawn to the laughable and the disgraceful statement credited to the Nigeria security agencies particularly the military that they stopped Monday sit-at-home order in the Southeast region.
‘We therefore request the general public to ignore the military and other security agencies.
‘As much as the sit-at-home was an IPOB brain child and a powerful strategy of IPOB before the Nigeria security agencies hijacked and abused it, its ending was as a result of proactive actions and strategy by IPOB and our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu printing flyers, posters, and banners informing our people that sit-at-home is over and had been over.
‘The Nigeria military must stop telling lies that they stopped sit-at-home. Nigeria military has no capacity for stopping the infamous Monday sit-at-home in Biafraland,’ he said.
According to him, ‘the Nigeria securities especially military and the police aggravated the sit-at-home by their tacit support of the criminals enforcing the sit-at-home to blackmail IPOB and ESN.