The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have released a statement lauding the success of the sit-at-home protest it had announced to show solidarity with its detained leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
The IPOB had instructed its member states to abscond from commercial and official duties on Monday, 9th August.
Later the order was believed to be suspended as many reasoned that it would hamper the ongoing NECO Examinations across the country, which was set to have one of the most important subjects in the form of Mathematics, written on same day.
But on Monday, in towns lime Onitsha, Awka and others, people observed the ghost town orders.
The statement released by spokesman of the Group, Emma Powerful read, “We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our prophet and liberator, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, are delighted to note that this ghost town and sit-at-home order issued by IPOB leadership was 100% successful.
“The quest to demand the release of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from DSS dungeons will continue but from another dimension until they release our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“We, therefore, warmly commend Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of Biafra freedom who made the exercise a huge success irrespective of counter orders from unknown men working for DSS to discredit IPOB and its leadership. We equally thank our gallant security outfit and volunteer members who made this exercise a successful event today 9th of August 2021.
“The huge success recorded in the sit-at-home order today has again further demonstrated that IPOB is intact and has no issues with anybody, we are in unity and we can restore Biafra sooner than expected.
“We, therefore, encourage all Biafrans to remain resolute in our struggle for self-determination which is our fundamental right.”