A group which identified itself as Biafra Nations League (BNL) has asked the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to shelf the sit-at-home order that grounds parts of the South-East on Mondays and Tuesdays in order for students to write their examinations.
While insisting that the stay-at-home exercise was meaningless to the Biafran struggle, the group pointed out that forcing people to remain indoors is not the kind of action that affects the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and the economy of Nigeria “but an exercise to honour heroes”.
Anaedoonline.ng had reported Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State who chairs the South-East Governors’ Forum as saying that people of the zone heed the sit-at-home order by IPOB out of fear of being harmed by miscreants.
BNL has now spoken up in a statement jointly signed on Monday by its National Leader, Princewill Chimezie Richard, the Deputy National Leader, Ebuta Akor Takon and Chief of General Staff and Leader of Displaced Bakassi Peninsula Youths, Linus Essien.
While clarifying that they are not against IPOB imposing a sit-at-home whenever Nnamdi Kanu is due to appear in court, the group vowed not to support “anything that will frustrate our people instead of the government”.
“We keep saying that sit at home is not affecting the government, they’re not losing anything, declaring sit at home for operations python dance is meaningless, they should also consider the fact that West African Examination is ongoing.
“They shouldn’t sit abroad to frustrate those at home,” the BNL Leaders said and advised IPOB to apply much pressure directly against the government and not through South-East residents.
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