• Orders weekly lockdown, ghost mode
• Warns Eastern governors
The Directorate of State of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has given a deadline to the federal government of Nigeria towards the release of its detained leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
In a press statement signed Wednesday, by the head of the administrative quarters of IPOB, Mazi Chika Edoziem; the freedom movement gave until August 8, 2021 for an “unconditional and immediate release of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu”.
More so, it said failure to effect their demand would give rise to a “ghost town,” and “weekly lockdown” of commercial and social activities in Biafraland.
IPOB also admonished Eastern governors whom it said were complicit in the “abduction” of Nnamdi Kanu to ensure nothing happens to him [Kanu] “because then the land of Biafra shall not accommodate you, and the Biafran people”.
The statement reads in full:
“The Directorate of State of the Indigenous People of Biafra is very much aware of the strategy of the Fulani
Govermment of Nigeria to subject the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide Onyendu
Mazi Nnamdi Kamu to Media Trial and to convict him in the public before giving that public conviction an
official stamp of the compromised Nigerian Judicial system. The global community knows that Self
Detemination is not a crime, the Nigerian government knows equally that Self Determination does not
constitute any known offence stipulated in their constitution and therefore do not have any case against the
leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB).
“In recognition of the above Facts and Truth, the Directorate of State of the Indigenous People of Biafra
demand herewith an unconditional and immediate release of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on or before the 8th of August 2021 failing which we shall commence a weekly LOCK DOWN OF BIAFRALAND starting on Monday the 9th of August 2021. For the avoidance of doubt this total lock down of Biafraland will take place every Monday until our leader is released unconditionally. This weekly lock down is simply one of the measures we shall put in place to ensure that our leader is released hale and hcarty.
“To all the govemors in Biafraland and to all those who are complicit in the abduction of the Ieader of the
Indigenous People of Biafra from Kenya to Nigeria, those of you who contributed money for the Fulani
govermment of Nigeria to enable them 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 Biafran people. We affirm our readiness to do all that is necessary to secure the immediate release of our leader. It is completely unacceptable to the Indigenous People of Biafra to allow our leader to
remain in the hands of the enemy up to October 2021.
Head of Directorate of State of the
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).“
Ozoemela Chikwas reporting, Obinwannem News | July 28, 2021