The famous secessionist group, the Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, has requested the Federal government to Released Nnamdi Kanu on or earlier than November four, 2021, or have the complete South-East geopolitical area locked down for one week.
The organization, which insisted that its chief, Kanu, did no longer commit any crime to warrant his chronic detention inside the custody of the department of States services, vowed to close down the vicinity between November 5 and November 10, 2021.
The secessionist organization stated this in a assertion signed via its Director of Media and publicity, Emma effective, a duplicate of which turned into made to be had to Sunday PUNCH, on Saturday, adding, “even though we pretty apprehend the trials and negative effects of this selection on our people, we’re pressured to take it to reap a better reason within the collective interest of Biafrans”.
The statement read,
“Following the adjournment of our high-quality leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s court case to tenth of November 2021, via the Federal excessive courtroom Abuja, we the wonderful motion and family of the Indigenous human beings of Biafra (IPOB), want to inform Biafrans, pals of Biafra and enthusiasts of freedom that IPOB will lock down Biafra land from 5th of November to tenth of November besides Sunday, November 7th, a day our humans worship the Almighty God, Chukwu Okike Abiama, if the Nigeria authorities fails to release our leader unconditionally earlier than 4th of November 2021.
“Our chief, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi must be launched unconditionally on or earlier than November 4, 2021, due to the fact he has no longer committed any offence recognized to any law.
“Failure to release our chief Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on or earlier than November four, 2021, our one-week sit-At-domestic starts offevolved on November 5, 2021, until November 10.
“despite the fact that we pretty apprehend the pains and damaging results of this option on our human beings, we are forced to take it to achieve a better purpose inside the collective interest of Biafrans. we have taken time to examine what transpired on October 21, while our leader become arraigned in courtroom and found that the Federal government isn’t sincere and simplest wants to humiliate him and keep him continuously in DSS custody to rot there.
all of us noticed how lawyers, journalists, Igbo delegates and revered conventional rulers and different human beings, who got here from everywhere in the international to witness his court case had been limited and denied get entry to into the court docket premises by way of security dealers who kept them outside underneath the scorching warmness of the sun. What a humiliation and wickedness!
“We can not receive that anymore. we can in no way permit our chief Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to be attempted secretly and we are able to in no way also permit him to be attempted beneath Sharia regulation and under any guise. NIGERIA have to follow international legal guidelines in handling our leader’s case.
“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is in DSS dungeon today because of his ardour for Biafra independence, and we should sacrifice all we will to make certain that he regains his freedom. He has sacrificed a lot for us all, so we must be prepared to sacrifice little for him.
“unless the Federal authorities releases him unconditionally earlier than November 4, we shall sacrifice one week for him as a warning protest to carry to our oppressors that Nnamdi Kanu represents over 70 million Biafrans. he’s harmless of all of the expenses favored towards him. as long as he is in detention, our man or woman businesses do now not count a lot due to the fact he’s suffering for us all and we can’t abandon him.
“We significantly regret the inconveniences this may cause our people however it’s a vital sacrifice we want to make until we’ve got our complete independence. no person resident in Biafra land is expected to flout this directive as doing so quantities to challenging the need of the people on the Biafra undertaking.
“This one-week take a seat-At-domestic is likewise to allow our oppressors remember that we aren’t going to tolerate any plan to torment or abandon our chief in DSS custody, thru frivolous courtroom adjournments. Any plans to concern him to trauma in detention through lengthy adjournments, whilst real terrorists and mass murderers are having a laugh throughout the united states cannot fly.
“Nnamdi Kanu must be freed due to the fact he dedicated no crime. asking for referendum, so that Biafrans will decide whether or not or now not they want to continue as a part of Nigeria, is no crime. He ought to now not suffer for looking for justice for his human beings.
“We were enslaved and caged enough through the Fulani managed-Federal authorities of Nigeria and its allies. If we shut down Biafra land for simply one week to secure our permanent freedom, it’s miles worth the sacrifice. everybody need to brace up for this sacrifice.
“this is the time all Biafrans have to remain united. permit’s no longer give the oppressors and their retailers any room to create department in our midst.”