The embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has denied claims that he gave a sit-at-home order in the Southeast.
Kanu made this known during a routine meeting with his legal team led by counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, at the Department of State Services facility in Abuja, saying that it was the rebels that were rather enforcing the sit-at-home order in the Southeast.
Daily Post reported that a so-called follower of the IPOB leader in Finland, named, Simon Ekpa, had on-behalf of Kanu issued a five-day sit-at-home order.
However, Kanu’s lead counsel, Ejiofor said his client did not order the sit-at-home order and that the concerned people should go about their daily business.
He said, “Kanu unequivocally stated that he has not ordered any sit-at-home.
“He directs that all our people should go about their normal life and businesses without let or hindrance so as not to destroy the socio-economic life of our people, which have become the envy of all.
“Destructive activities of some hired marauders who are presently exploiting the temporary absence of Onyendu to cause untold mayhem, vandalism and calamity on our sacred ancestral lands were thoroughly discussed.
“Onyendu reiterated and emphasised his long-held position of distancing himself and his IPOB movement from the illegal and nefarious activities of these God-forsaken elements who mean no well for the Ndigbo and Alaigbo.”
It was gathered that the group had ordered Mondays sit-at-home to agitate against Kanu’s continued detention, however, it was taken over by miscreants using the situation to carry out nefarious attacks.
Some people were killed while properties were destroyed. Following this action, IPOB reportedly cancelled the sit-at-home order.