The Indigenous People of Biafra has declared Tuesday, 13th Sept, total lockdown in South East to truncate President Muhammad Buhari’s official visit to Imo State.
The pro-Biafra group also declared tomorrow sit-at-home in honour of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who will be appearing at the Appeal Court in Abuja in his quest to determine if the seven count charges he faces at the Federal High Court, Abuja, should stand.
Emma Powerful, IPOB’s spokesman, stated the total lockdown in a statement.
According to the statement, “The global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kanu, wish to announce to the general public, especially Biafrans, that Tuesday 13th of September has been declared a day of civil action in the form of sit-at-home in Biafra land.
“The Tuesday 13th September, 2022 civil action is very important for two reasons:
“First, our leader’s Appeal Court hearing that was supposed to be on October 11th has been brought forward to 13th September, 2022. As usual, we call on Biafrans and lovers of freedom to demonstrate our solidarity with our leader who has been bearing our yoke in detention for over a year now.
“There shall be a total lockdown of the whole of Biafraland on Tuesday the 13th of September 2022. The imposter Buhari cannot be coming to Imo State while he continues to detain our leader, Mazi Nnamdi in the DSS custody.”
IPOB however said today being Monday is not lockdown.
Kanu is facing trial over alleged running a proscribed group, treason and jumping bail.