Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:41 am
Nigerians have been urged to ignore the Sept. 23 stay-at-home order issued by Biafra agitators in solidarity for the release of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The directive was issued by a Coalition of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB).
In a statement signed by the Coordinator and Secretary of the coalition, Messrs Okanu Muoneme and Basil Okwu, in Awka on Wednesday, the group said it would no longer allow the death of members for avoidable reasons.
The coalition, however, reiterated the call for the immediate and unconditional release of Kanu in line with the various court decisions on the matter.
It also urged the Federal Government to address the infrastructural decay in the South East and South-South geo-political zones, especially the federal roads which were in bad conditions.
“We, IPOB and MASSOB, hereby dissociate ourselves from the directives of Radio Biafra broadcasting from overseas that people should stay indoors on Sept. 23 in solidarity for the release of Nnamdi Kanu.
“We plead that President Muhammadu Buhari effect the release of Nnamdi Kanu immediately without condition and that all previous court judgments which ordered his release be obeyed without further delay.
“We urge the people and every believer of the Biafran struggle to go about their normal businesses without molestation,’’ it stated.
The coalition frowned at the activities of the operators of Radio Biafra whom they said were enjoying themselves outside the country while some of their members at home were either dead or languishing in prisons.
“It is unfortunate that many of our members have died and others languishing in prisons while a few people operating the Radio Biafra abroad and their former leader are enjoying themselves.
“We shall no longer allow ourselves to be used as guinea pigs,’’ it affirmed. (NAN)