KanyiDaily recalls that IPOB had issued a sit-at-home order in the South-East every Monday as part of its ways of protesting the detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, by the federal government.
The proscribed group said that the lockdown tagged ‘Ghost Monday’ will affect all schools, businesses, marketplaces, and other economic activities in the region.
However, following pressure from stakeholders, IPOB stated that the Ghost Monday would now be observed only when Kanu is appearing in the court to continue his trial.
Despite the suspension, some hoodlums disguised as IPOB members have continued to enforce the sit-at-home order by attacking and killing violators in the region.
IPOB Warn Those Enforcing Monday Sit-At-Home Order
Speaking on the development on Tuesday, IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful threatened that anyone caught enforcing the order henceforth, would have his ears cut off.
Powerful added that that IPOB is not a clan meeting but a revolutionary movement fighting for the Republic of Biafra.
“I am happy you said it yourself that we cancelled the Monday sit-at-home. We said it in the beginning, but we stopped it, we have told people to stop sitting at home on Mondays.
“Anyone doing anything to the contrary, forcing people to sit-at-home on Mondays, or doing anything to them because they are not sitting at home on Mondays, if IPOB get such people, no matter who the person is, we will cut off his ears, IPOB is not clan meeting, it is a revolutionary movement fighting for the Republic of Biafra”.
The threat comes barely 24 hours after students participating in the ongoing 2021 Junior Secondary School Certificate Examination (JSCCE) were attacked in Imo State on Monday for violating the sit-at-home order to sit for their English Language examination.