The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has once again asked people of the South-East and South-South regions of Nigeria to go about their normal business without fear of intimidation or harassment, insisting that it’s sit-at-home order has been suspended.
In a press release issued by its Media and Publicity Secretary Emma Powerful, IPOB stated that it will no longer enforce any sit-ins; and that anyone attempting to execute the suspended order is an agent of the enemies.
According to the statement, IPOB discovered conspiracies by security agents to pose themselves as Eastern Security Network, ESN operatives, and IPOB members and attack people in Biafra land to demonize and implicate the group.
The IPOB stated that the decision to halt the sit-in was made in the interest of the Biafra restoration struggle and had not been reviewed.
It claimed to have revealed schemes by security agents to disguise themselves as Eastern Security Network ESN personnel and assault innocent people in Biafra land on Monday to create the false impression that IPOB is violent.
The statement further states that the intelligence unit of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has uncovered secret plots by the Nigerian security agencies to disguise as IPOB and ESN operatives to attack traders who come out tomorrow for their legitimate business.
“We, therefore want to put the world especially residents of Biafra land that IPOB has since two weeks ago suspended it initially declared Monday sit-at-home order. It, therefore, makes no sense that we will at the same time be enforcing the suspended order”.
The statement reads:
IPOB restates that there is no longer Ghost Mondays in Biafra land in solidarity with our detained leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Sit-at-home will only be observed on the days our leader will be making appearances in court. Such days will be well publicised ahead of time.
Everybody is hereby placed on alert about this wicked plot. IPOB will not tolerate any attack on any Biafran or resident of Biafra under any guise. People should be allowed to go about their businesses without any molestation or harassment.
We are warning politicians and traitors including security agents who have designed to destroy IPOB and tarnish our hard-earned global reputation to retrace their steps. Biafrans are free to come out tomorrow and every Monday to do their normal business. All market leaders in Biafra land are advised to comply with this directive, and ensure their markets are open for business.
The Nigeria security agents are to be held accountable for any attack tomorrow on innocent Biafrans. They want to wear jeans trousers and combat nicker jeans and brand it ESN and IPOB volunteers. Our people should resist any attempt by anybody to attack them.
We understand that they held a meeting in Enugu to perfect this plan to attack innocent Biafrans and tag it ESN attacks. Fleet of Hilux vehicles has also been set aside for this assignment tomorrow. Our people need to be cautious”.