IPOB Suspends Sit-at-home Order, Gives Reasons
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has suspended it’s Southeast sit-at-home order scheduled to begin tomorrow, Monday.
Recall that IPOB had ordered for a sit-at-home to be observed every Monday throughout the southeast region, starting from August 9, until IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is released from prison.
Naija News reports that the pro-Biafra group suspended it’s sit-at-home due to the National Examination Council (NECO) examination for junior secondary schools.
The group stated that a new date for the commencement of the sit-at-home order would be announced later.
Giving reasons for the suspension, Nnamdi Kanu’s brother, Kanunta, said it suspended the order after listening to pleas from well-meaning individuals and group.
“IPOB has listened to pleas from well-meaning individuals and groups within and outside Biafra land that we consider the fate of our children who will be involved in the NECO Exam and based on that, we decided to shift grounds over the sit-at-home order,” he said.
“IPOB having realized the academic deprivation the already marginalized Biafra students who entered for this year’s NECO would suffer, decided to suspend the sit-at-home order to a later date, to allow the students to take their examinations.
“Allowing the sit-at-home to go ahead as earlier announced, in the face of the NECO Exam would amount to assisting enemies of Biafra to inflict more injuries on her children.
“As a group fighting for the liberation of her people from oppression from her enemies, we realized that it would amount to assisting the said enemies to inflict more harm on our children if we do not suspend the sit-at-home order to allow Biafra students to take their exams”.