Nnamdi Kanu’s younger, Kanunta Kanu, suspended the sit-at-home order given by IPOB to protest for the release of their leader.
NEWS MAIL NG reports that Kanunta said the suspension was to allow South East students to participate in National Examination Council (NECO) Exam.
“IPOB has listened to pleas from well-meaning individuals and groups within and outside Biafra land that we consider the fate of our children who will be involved in the NECO Exam and based on that, we decided to shift grounds over the sit-at-home order”, Kanunta’s statement read in part.
He added that allowing the sit-at-home to go on while the NECO exam is going on is helping the enemies of the South East succeed.
“As a group fighting for the liberation of her people from oppression from her enemies, we realized that it would amount to assisting the said enemies to inflict more harm on our children if we do not suspend the sit-at-home order to allow…students take their exams”.
IPOB on the other hand has said via its Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful , that the sit-at-home order stands. Emma Powerful said in a statement that it is sacrosanct .
He said, starting from today, the entire South-East would be locked down every Monday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm until Nnamdi Kanu is released.
According to him, there would be no movement throughout the region, assuring that the protest would be peaceful but firm.
He advised everybody to stay indoors in total compliance.
“All markets, schools, motor parks, airports, and public places in South-East should shut down from morning to evening every Monday.
“We understand the economic implications of this measure but we are constrained to take it so that the world will know that our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is not alone in the struggle for South-East autonomy.
“We want his immediate release and our total freedom, and cannot hesitate to pay any sacrifice needed to achieve this including locking down the entire South-East on Mondays.
“All residents and visitors in the South-East are advised to comply with the order.
“Nobody should go out to avoid any clash or intimidation by the wicked Nigeria security agents,” he said.