The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced that there will be no sit-at-home protest in the South East on Thursday when its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is billed to appear in court for the continuation of his trial on alleged treasonable felony.
In a statement on Wednesday night, December 1, IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful directed the people of the South-East to go about their legitimate businesses without fear of molestation or intimidation due to Kanu’s court appearance.
He said, “We wish to inform Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom that our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, will be in court tomorrow, December 2, 2021 in Abuja. We, therefore, urge Biafrans living in Abuja and its environs to come out en masse to solidarise with our leader,” the statement reads.
“Meanwhile, there will be no lockdown tomorrow in any part of Biafra land as a result of the court appearance. Biafrans resident in Biafra land, as well as visitors to Biafra land, are free to go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation or intimidation.
“We have not asked or authorised anybody to monitor or enforce any lockdown. Again, there will be no lockdown in Biafra land for tomorrow’s court appearance of our Leader. Only Biafrans and friends of Biafra in Abuja and its environs that are encouraged to be at the court premises.”
IPOB also asked supporters of its movement to remain peaceful and law-abiding before and after the Nnamdi Kanu’s trial on Thursday, December 2, 2021.
KanyiDaily recalls that Justice Binta Nyako had adjourned the hearing on the case till January 19, 2022, but Nnamdi Kanu’s Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, told journalists on Wednesday, that the court had granted his client’s application to push the hearing forward to Thursday.