Ohaneze Youths, under the umbrella of Ohaneze Ndigbo, has commended the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, for suspending the Monday sit-at-home order.
The group described IPOB’s annulment as being “sensitive” to the devastating effect it would have on the Southeast.
However, the order for sit-at-home, which would have continued this Monday, was reviewed early Saturday morning to now hold only on days the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu would appear in court.
Reacting through a statement he issued on Saturday, the President-General of OYC, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike said the IPOB took a laudable decision.
He hailed the group for listening to its earlier advise, and called on the Southeast leaders to ensure that Kanu is freed soon.
The statement read:
“We received with great delight the news that the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has suspended the sit-at-home order which was to be observed every Monday.
“This has shown that the IPOB is sensitive to be feelings of the Igbo masses who are being affected economically, educationally and other various ways by that order.
“The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths Worldwide is gladdened that the agitators listened to our earlier appeal that other diplomatic channels, involving Igbo leaders should be explored in seeking the freedom of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“We say that this decision by the IPOB family should be utilized by the Igbo leaders to meet with the Federal Government and ensure unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who we continue to say is a political prisoner.
“In the interest of peace, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Government which has been releasing Boko Haram terrorists under the guise of rehabilitation should have no justification to continue hounding Nnamdi Kanu in detention.
“Once again, we commend the IPOB for this great decision, as we urge all Ndigbo to speak with one voice and continue to demand Nnamdi Kanu’s freedom.”
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News / August 15, 2021