The Directorate of State (DOS) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), have declared Friday, September 23, 2016 a sit-at-home day “for Biafrans worldwide”.
The move is to protest against the continued detention of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, and in quest for the freedom of Biafrans.
The group, therefore, enjoined the Igbo and all those who believe in the Biafra ideology all over the country, to shut down their businesses and stay at home, just as it ordered IPOB members outside the country to stage open protests in their locations on that day.
A statement issued by IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful in Awka, Anambra state on Sunday, said, “The IPOB worldwide protest will take place in all the countries across the globe except in Biafraland and Nigeria where church services will be held. Every IPOB member and other Biafrans living in Nigeria and Biafra land will stay in their homes on that day.
“We also ask that all markets, schools, banks, transport companies and manufacturing companies to close on that day in solidarity with the overall objectives of the Biafra restoration process irrespective of your persuasion or affiliation”.
It also urged okada and keke riders and drivers of all kinds of vehicles to withdraw their vehicles from all roads on that day “in solidarity with IPOB worldwide for the release of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and for the total liberation of the Biafra people”.
The statement further asked “every Biafran” to switch off their mobile phones on that day from 8am to 4pm.