The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called on people in the South East, South South and Middle Belt to observe a sit-at-home on October 1, a day Nigeria marks its 60th independence anniversary.
IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, in a statement in Owerri, Wednesday, urged Igbo and other Nigerians to boycott all ceremonies organised by the Federal Government for the anniversary while also ordereing the closure of businesses, schools and markets.
The Igbo separatists group also indicated its interest to join the Yoruba in their rally for an independent O’odua Republic.
“We the global movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to announce to all Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom all over the world that Biafrans across the globe shall observe a sit-at-home in Biafraland and where permissible in the diaspora and will join our Yoruba brethren agitating for Oduduwa Republic in public protests to mark the October 1, 2020 anniversary. Complete and total lockdown of Biafraland and other terror ravaged areas of the Middle Belt come October 1 is sacrosanct, irreversible and non-negotiable,” Powerful said.
IPOB warned it would not be responsible for any harm that befalls anyone as a result of the disobedience to the order.