The Indigenous People of Biafra
(IPOB), has declared Friday, September 23, sit-at-home in protest against the
continued detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, by the Federal Government.
The group en joined the Igbo people
and all those who believe in Biafra ideology in the country to shut down their
businesses and stay at home.
It ordered IPOB members outside the
country to stage open protests on Friday
In a press statement signed the group’s spokesperson, Emma
Powerful, a copy of which was made available to the Urban express news online, in Awka, Anambra State, on Sunday, said “The IPOB worldwide protest
,will take place in all the countries across the globe, except in Biafra land
and Nigeria, where church services will be held.”
“Every IPOB member and other
Biafrans living in Nigeria and Biafra land, will stay at home on Friday.
“We also urge all markets, schools,
banks, transport companies and manufacturing companies to close on that day in
solidarity with the Biafra restoration process.
“We call on Okada riders, commercial
vehicle owners and the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) ,to
withdraw their vehicles from the road on that day in solidarity with IPOB
worldwide, for the release of Kanu and
for the total liberation of the Biafra people.
“We also advise every Biafran to
switch off their communication devices, especially, mobile phones on that day
from 800am till 400pm in solidarity.
“This will let the world know,
including communication companies, to Know that Biafra people are serious
toward the release of our leader and the restoration of the ancient and sacred
sovereignty of God’s nation, Biafra.
“Only IPOB members in Biafraland
and Nigeria are exempted from street protests on this occasion, adding “that
any country where there are IPOB family units that doesn’t participate in this
global event will be shut down”.