The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has vowed to clamp down on some elements in the Southeast enforcing the Monday sit-at-home.
The development has crippled the economy in the region as banks, shops and other organizations remain shut on Mondays over fear of attack.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that the secessionist group, following the detention of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the Department of State Services, DSS, had ordered that a sit-at-home be observed across the region every Monday pending the freedom of Kanu.
But following pressure from stakeholders, the group rescinded its decision, stating that the order would now be observed only when Kanu is appearing in the court to continue his trial.
However, despite the suspension, some hoodlums disguised as IPOB members in the region have continued to enforce the sit-at-home order by attacking and killing violators.
WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that some students participating in the ongoing 2021 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, were attacked in Imo State on Monday for violating the sit-at-home order to sit for their English Language examination.
Reacting, IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful on Tuesday, said anyone caught enforcing the order henceforth, would be dealt with.
According to him, anyone moving contrary to the cancellation of the sit-at-home would face their wrath, saying that IPOB is not clan meeting
He said, “I am happy you said it yourself that we cancelled the Monday sit-at-home.
“We said it in the beginning, but we stopped it, we have told people to stop sitting at home on Mondays.
“Anyone doing anything to the contrary, forcing people to sit-at-home on Mondays, or doing anything to them because they are not sitting at home on Mondays, if IPOB get such people, no matter who the person is, we will cut off his ears, IPOB is not clan meeting, it is a revolutionary movement fighting for the Republic of Biafra”.