The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has distanced himself from the sit-at-home still being enforced by some rebels in Nigeria’s southeast region.
This was disclosed in a statement late on Monday night by Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the Lead Counsel of the proscribed organisation, following the routine visit of Kanu’s legal team to the IPOB leader in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja.
“Onyendu (Kanu) unequivocally stated that he has not ordered, any sit-at-home in Biafra land.
“He directs that all our people should go about their normal life and businesses without let or hindrance, so as not to destroy the socio-economic life of our people, which have become the envy of all,” Barr. Ejiofor said.
Also, Ejiofor stated that the IPOB leader condemned the “destructive activities of marauders”.
“Destructive activities of some hired marauders who are presently exploiting the temporary absence of Onyendu to cause untold mayhem, vandalism and calamity on our sacred ancestral lands were thoroughly discussed.
“Onyendu reiterated and emphasised his long-held position of distancing himself and his IPOB movement from the illegal and nefarious activities of these God-forsaken elements who mean no well for the Ndigbo and Alaigbo,” Ejiofor’s statement added.