Regardless of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, order ending the Monday sit-at-home, residents in the southeast have continued to observe the directive.
Following IPOB’s public announcement ending Monday’s sit-at-home action, unknown gunmen continue to wrought violence in different parts of the southeastern region of Nigeria, ensuring compliance of the reversed order.
- These unknown gunmen have reportedly in the past killed several people and burnt properties in the region.
- Anambra State Governor, Charles Soludo, is leading a charge to end the violence terrorizing the region.
How it started
IPOB first declared a sit-at-home action in the southeastern region of Nigeria in solidarity with the detention of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. IPOB then stated that every resident of the five southeastern states, or as they call it, the Biafra land, would observe the no movement order every Monday until the release of Nnamdi Kanu.
- October 1st 2021, Nigeria’s 61st Independence Day, Biafra land observed a sit-at-home in rejection of the nation’s independence.
- Subsequently, Biafra land also observes a sit-at-home order whenever Nnamdi Kanu appears in court.
The sit-at-home handicaps economic, academic and social activities across the region every Monday, as residents obey the order in fear of the violence that might arise from non-compliance.
What they are saying
Several Igbo groups in Anambra State and across the region have shown solidarity to Gov Charles Soludo charge to end the violence rampaging the southeastern region of Nigeria.
- The Governor’s party, All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, has in a public statement voiced support to Gov Soludo’s efforts to end the trend of violence in the state.
- Nnaemeka Achebe, Chairman Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council at a one-day event said they are working to ease the tension in the state.