Nnamdi Kanu Flouts Another Court Order, Grants Interview
Recall that the pro-Biafra groups had declared a sit-at-home order to all Ndigbo to mark the Biafra Remembrance Day billed for May 30.
Around three million people died from starvation caused by the total blockade of the region by the Nigerian government, after nearly 3 years of civil war between 1967 and 1970.
He pointed to demonstrations in Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the U.S., Russia, Ukraine, Angola and Congo as a sign of solidarity.
He said, “Our Supreme Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu issued this order of sit-at-home when he was still in Kuje Prisons, Abuja and it has come to pass”.
IPOB in a statement signed by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, warned the DSS and the federal government to steer clear of its illustrious son, Ekweremadu.
All businesses and social activities were paralyzed yesterday in Anambra state as well indigenes and other residents obediently remained indoors in compliance with the sit-at-home ordered by the Mazi Nnamdi Kanu – led Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB) and Movement for Mazi Uchenna Madu -led faction of the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra ( MASSOB).
Speaking on Nigeria and the marginalisation of Igbos in the country, Kanu lamented on preexisting issues that prevent Igbos from contesting for the presidency and holding top positions in the military.
IPOB noted that the witch-hunt against Ekweremadu started after he took the lead to mobilise all the South-east politicians and businessmen in the country on how to ideal the stringent bail conditions attached to our leader, Kanu by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
He also threatened to stop elections across the southeast until the government called a referendum on self-determination.
Also, all markets in Onitsha, the Anambra state commercial hub and others in the neighboring Ogbaru, Nkpor, especially the Popular Ugwuagba Obosi old spare-parts market and Nkpor New parts markets closed for businesses.
“Banks and schools are also shut here in Awka apparently for fear of violence”, he added.
He dismissed stories making the round that her members would clamp down on anybody who tried to do any business or open shops today, stressing that “we are not going to harass anybody who wishes to open her shop or do any business. But I also note that some shops owned by Igbo are also open, which means they don’t subscribe to the idea”.
In Owerri, the Imo State capital, schools, and markets, including the Owerri Main Market, were closed.
Amnesty International has appealed to the security forces to allow peaceful protests to take place.
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