Biafra: Ohanaeze Backs Out Of IPOB Sit-At-Home Order, Reveals Why
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, has pulled out of the sit-at-home order handed down by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
It could be recalled that IPOB on Wednesday, September 23, in a statement issued by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, ordered that all Biafranlands should on October 1 which marked Nigerian Independence day shutdown their markets, schools and businesses as a mark of respect to all those who were killed as a result of terrorism in Nigeria.
OYC, in a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, on Friday, distanced the Igbo youths from the IPOB directive and reiterated its stand on indivisible Nigeria.
They also warned security agencies against extra-judicial killing of innocent Igbo youths in whatever guise and further urged agitating youths not to take laws into their hands by challenging armed security agents.
It would be recalled that the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Wednesday called on Nigerians from the Southeast to observe a sit-at-home on October 1, 2020.
IPOB said the sit-at-home order was aimed at expressing displeasure over the bad governance being experienced in Nigeria.
In a statement issued by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, the group called for total lockdown on October 1.
The Igbo socio-political group also called on governors of southeast to disband Market Unions in the region that adhered to the sit-at-home directive of the Pro-Biafra group.