The group said the one week sit-at-home is to let their ‘oppressors’ understand that it won’t tolerate any plan to torment or abandon its leader in DSS custody, adding that nobody resident in the southeast region should flout the sit-at-home order.
The Indigenous People of Biafra has threatened to shut down the whole of southeast region for one week if its leader, Nnamdi Kanu is not released on or before November 4, 2021.
In a statement on Saturday, IPOB asked the Federal Government to release Kanu unconditionally by November 4.
Hoodlums suspected to be sponsored by the Nigerian government on Thursday attacked human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore despite the heavy presence of security operativesaround the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Sowore was denied access into the court by the security operatives. But as he was still talking to the security men, some boys numbering about 20, it was observed, arrived.
The activist was prevented from entering the court premises because of the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), being held there.
The hoodlums then approached the activist and attacked him. It took the intervention of journalists for him to be rescued.
The federal government has blamed the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its military wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN), for some violent attacks in Lagos and other parts of the country during the October 2020 #EndSARS protest.
Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami who spoke at a press conference today October 22, alleged that ESN was set up by Nnamdi Kanu to carry out “subversive activities” against Nigeria, and the arrested IPOB leader instigated the large scale destruction of public assets during the #EndSARS protest particularly in Lagos, as well as the South-east and South-south regions.
Socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on the Federal Government to produce the detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in court on Thursday, October 21.
According to the group, dialogue was the best solution to ending the crisis and youth restiveness in the South East .
Its National Publicity Secretary, Alex Ogbonnia, in a statement, said Kanu’s appearance in court was necessary to prove to the global community that a shady judicial process is not contemplated while he is on trial.
Payment of gratuity and other emolument of 102 ex-Biafran soldiers who were granted Presidential pardon by President Muhammadu Buhari, has been approved by the federal government.
Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (Rtd) made the announcement on Friday October 15, during the ministerial briefing to flag-off the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration at Army War College in Abuja.
Senator Ubah who is the candidate Candidate of YPP in the November 6, 2021 Anambra State gubernatorial election, urged the Federal government to critically examine the issues surrounding the arrest and detention of Nnamdi Kanu.
Ifeanyi Ubah, has said that the immediate release of the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will end the spate of insecurity in the South East geo political zone of the country.