The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has debunked rumours of sit-at-home order on Tuesday in the Southeast, saying its leadership has not authorized such order.
The group in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said although its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has a date with the court on Tuesday, he would not be appearing in court.
It urged its members to ignore the rumour, warning those behind the falsehood to stop forthwith or face the consequences.
The statement partly reads: “We wish to remind Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom across the world that IPOB is not issuing a sit at home order on Tuesday 4th of October 2022.
“The 4th of October 2022 is a day when IPOB is going to challenge evil Nigeria Government over the illegal abduction and extraordinary rendition of our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria.
“Nigeria Government must provide evidence to the world on how and why they kidnapped and renditioned our leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU to Nigeria at Umuahia High Court.
“Yes that day is his court date but he is not appearing in court on that day, therefore, there will be *NO* sit-at-home on that day.
“We want every Biafran both home and in diaspora to ignore such rumours, and anybody who is responsible for peddling this kind of falsehood should stop it immediately. IPOB leadership has not authorized such popurted order.
“IPOB is watching those with such mindsets who suffer our people. They will regret their actions soon.
“Anybody who contributes to the death of our people will pay dearly whether he or she is security personnel, civilian, religious leader, man, woman, including the politicians who contribute in small or big measure to ensure that our people incur human, and material losses. They will all pay dearly.”
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