The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied the reports that it ordered a multi day-sit-at-home activity to commemorate the main commemoration of the #EndSARS fights.
The reports guaranteed that IPOB announced Monday, Tuesday and Thursday as sit-at-home days.
Yet, the gathering in a statement issued by its representative, Emma Powerful on Sunday, October 17, 2021, portrayed the reports as phony news.
Powerful said IPOB just supported a sit-at-home order on Thursday to solidarise with its kept chief, Nnamdi Kanu, over his arraignment by the Federal Government at the Federal High court in Abuja.
He additionally said the gathering dropped its weekly sit-at-home order when it understood that anonymous individuals wanted to exploit the order to release pandemonium on individuals of the South East locale.
The statement reads in part, “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra ably led by our great and indefatigable leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the fabricated statement being circulated by mischief makers and paid agents of darkness that IPOB had directed Biafrans to sit-at-home Monday, October 18; Tuesday, October 19; and Thursday, October 21 for our leader, and One year anniversary of #EndSARS protest.
“We want to make it categorically clear that the above purported statement did not emanate from IPOB, and we completely dissociate with such falsehood. IPOB did not issue any sit-at-home order except on October 21 when our leader is expected to appear in court.”
Powerful, however, urged members of the group to shun the report.
The statement further reads, “For the sake of clarity, IPOB has not called for any sit-at-home except on Thursday, October 21 when our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will appear in court in Abuja. Biafrans will solidarise with him by staying indoors on that day because we are all in the struggle together. He did nothing to deserve any persecution by the federal government. We seriously warn all those behind this rumour to retrace their steps and stop tarnishing the good image of IPOB.
“As a responsible and responsive movement, we stopped Monday Sit-at-home in the interest of our people. When we discovered that hooligans and paid agents of death wanted to hijack the opportunity to unleash mayhem on our people and cleverly blame it on IPOB, we stopped it.”
Meanwhile, Nnamdi Kanu has asked his followers to observe a dry fast ahead of his arraignment on Thursday, October 21, 2020.
Kanu's advicer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor said the IPOB pioneer requested that he guarantee his followers that he is solid and prepared for his arraignment at the Federal High Court in Abuja.