- Says it’s to tarnish my name
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), has faulted the imposition of sit-at-home orders on southeastern residents.
He said it was arbitrary and cruel. In a statement by his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, after their meeting at the Department Of State Services (DSS) cell on Monday, he urged his supporters and the general public to disregard the alleged days of sit-at-home sanctioned by people he described as “criminals” and “evil elements”.
He said such persons were paid to destabilise the region and blackmail his IPOB movement.
The IPOB leader denounced the sit-at-home order, emphasising that he did not sanction them, and urged southeasters to go about their business rather than obey mischief makers’ orders. He also stated that anyone involved in criminal activity under the guise of fighting for freedom should be considered an enemy of Ndigbo.
According to the statement, Nnamdi Kanu, in a 10-point directive issued before his legal team led by Chief Ozekhome, SAN, and Nnaemeka Ejiofor, stressed that destructive activities taking place in Igboland are the work of “hired marauders” who are taking advantage of his temporary absence to inflict untold mayhem, vandalism, and calamity on the people.