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JUST IN: Kanu Releases Statement On Sit-At-Home Order In S/East



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Kanu says he has not issued a sit-at-home order in the southeast.


The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on minday, said he has not given a sit-at-home order in Nigeria’s southeast region.

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Newsonline reports that Kanu, who distanced himself from the sit-at-home still being enforced by some rebels in Nigeria’s southeast region, directs the people to go about their normal life and businesses without hindrances.

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, PoliticsNigeria Reports.


“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.

I’m coming home soon – Nnamdi Kanu tells followers

This online news platform recalls that Nnamdi Kanu, on Thursday December 1, assured his supporters that he will soon be out of detention.

IPOB’s counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Conveyed the message after a chat with Kanu during his visit to him at the Department for State Services (DSS) detention facility in Abuja.

According to Ejiofor, the IPOB leader also urged his followers to be focused as the legal team led by Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), worked out a ‘robust strategy’ for his release.

Giving update on his visit to Kanu, Ejiofor said the legal team had filed a fresh application to quash the appeal of the Federal Government at the Supreme Court against the judgement of he Court of Appeal which earlier “discharged and prohibited further detention and/or trial/prosecution of Kanu.”