Richard Ginika Izuora
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has warned of plans to totally lockdown the entire Southeast and other Biafra States beginning from Monday, August 9, 2021.
However, this might be avoided if federal government listens to them by releasing their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The IPOB also warned the Eastern Governers to be ready to face the dire consequences for collaborating with the Federal Government.
In a statement IPOB Head Directorate of State, Mazi Chika Edoziem; alleged the the federal government planing to punish and subject Kanu to media trial at the same time keep him in detention till October 2021.
According to Edoziem, The global community knows that self-determination is not a crime; the Nigerian government equally know that self-determination does not constitute any known offence stipulated in their constitution; and therefore do not have any case against the leader of IPOB, Mazi Kanu.
“In recognition of the above fact and truth, the Directorate of State of IPOB; demands herewith an unconditional and immediate release of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on or before the 8th day of August 2021; failing which we shall commence a weekly Lockdown of Biafra land starting from 9th August 2021.
“For the avoidance of doubt, this total lockdown of Biafra land will take place every Monday; until our leader is released unconditionally.
“This weekly lockdown is simply one of the measures we shall put in place to ensure that our leader is released hale and hearty.
“To all the Governors, businessmen in Biafra land and all those who are complicit in the abduction of our leader from Kenya to Nigeria, those of you who contributed money to enable the Nigerian government to kidnap our leader, pray fervently that his health is not endangered; and nothing untoward happens to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu; because then the land of Biafra shall not accommodate you and the Biafra people.
“We affirm our readiness to do all that is necessary to secure the immediate release of our leader. It is completely unacceptable to IPOB; to allow our leader to remain in the hands of the enemy up till October 2021.”