The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has vowed to deal with individuals enforcing the Monday sit-at-home across the Southeast.
In a statement on Tuesday, IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, said the Biafra group would clampdown on anyone enforcing the order.
He warned that anyone moving contrary to the cancellation of the sit-at-home would be dealt with.
“I am happy you said it yourself that we cancelled the Monday sit-at-home,” the IPOB spokesperson said.
“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”.
Anaedoonline.ng reports that IPOB had declared a sit-at-home on Mondays, beginning August 9, to protest the detention and prosecution of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Though the group later suspended the order, residents of the South East continued to observe the order and businesses in the region had remained deserted on Mondays over fear of attacks by the militia arm of IPOB.
Recall that the Comprehensive Secondary School, Nkume in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State was on Monday invaded by gunmen believed to be members of IPOB enforcing the sit-at-home order.
It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the school premises to stop students from writing their examinations.
The gunmen invaded the school while students were preparing for the English Language paper of the Junior Secondary School Examination.
The incident saw teachers and students run to safety as the gunmen shot sporadically into the air to disperse them.
The gunmen after chasing the students set ablaze some motorcycles belonging to some of the staff and students.
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