The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has insisted that it would go on with the September 23 worldwide rally to protest against the continuous incarceration of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, by the Federal Government.
Recall that the pro-Biafra group had on Sunday disclosed that it would carry out a worldwide rally to protest the continuous incarceration of Kanu by the Federal Government.
The group had ordered residents of the South East and South South to stay-in-doors on Friday as a mark of solidarity for Kanu.
IPOB also ordered that markets, banks and other institutions should be shut down, while movement would be restricted in the whole of the South East geo-political zone.Biafra mm
Following the sit-at-home order, the Enugu State Police Command on Monday arrested 12 members of the group for threatening to attack traders of Ogbete market in the state if they open for business during the protest.
But IPOB in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Mr Emma Powerful titled: “To set Ourselves Free” said there is no backing down on the planned protest march.
The group called on its members and Biafrans at large to resist all forms of intimidation, harassment and senseless killings against freedom agitators in Nigeria.
Urging all Biafrans to observe the peaceful protest, IPOB said, “As we make our positive statement on Friday, about how we feel in this false union and false marriage of incompatible bed fellows, between 7am and 4pm, by sitting at home, it becomes necessary to remind ourselves why it is important to save and protect the future of our unborn progeny.”