The Apex Socio Cultural organization Ohaneze Ndigbo worldwide has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu to avert more hardships already prevailing in the Southeast region.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Secretary General, Okechukwu Isigozoro on Friday, following the sit-at-home order by IPOB, he stated that the sit-at-home order would not only cause more hardship, but also cripple the economy.
The association also affirmed that failure to release Nnamdi Kanu, would cause economic loses, destruction of properties and increase in prices of food.
The statement reads:
“The sit-at-home declaration aimed at pressueising the Nigerian authorities to release Nnamdi Kanu will destroy the backstage activities and efforts of Igbo leaders and politicians to use diplomatic means to get him released.
“There is hunger and hardship in Southeastern Nigeria, from sad experience of past sit at home, there were economic loses, destruction of properties and hikes in prices of food and essential materials across Southeastern Nigeria. And Igbos painstakingly endured untold hardship, and this must not continue.
“Igbos should circumvent the hardships associated with sit-at-home and ignore it, and go to their normal businesses on Monday, IPOB should review their stance and unveil strategic plans with Southern Nigeria and legislators to press for the unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu without hurting or subjecting people to sorrow, affliction and despair”.
Recently, IPOB had directed that from every Monday, there would be a lockdown tagged ‘Ghost Monday’ which will invariably affects schools and market places.
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News / August 7, 2021