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IPoB members insist on Monday’s Ghost Town, move to thwart suspension order
Some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have expressed disappointment following a change of plan said to have been reached by the group’s leadership.
The secessionist movement had publicized to suspend the recently exercised civil disobedience, sit-at-home which reportedly grounded major business activities last Monday, 9 August 2021.
The sit-at-home, code name ghost town, was initiated in solidarity with IPoB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who is detained under the Department of State Security, DSS facility since 28 June 2021.
A statement through the lead lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor to the DOS said the leader Kanu was instructed to suspend the order and allow it to be observed only on court days.
However, a number of followers have approached their social platforms, comment sections to express their anger, describing the development as unfortunate.
They suspected foul play, threatened to thwart the recent order. The majority of media agents have been branded fake news for putting up the news.
One of the disciples, Simon Ekpa who tweeted on Sunday noted that reason for the indoor or was to persuade the government to begin negotiation with Kanu and facilitate his discharge.
Ekpa bitterly regretted that if the suspension is acknowledged that would always go to him in custody coerce him (Kanu) to make changes and the message would be passed to members.
A lone social host warned that government would achieve her aim if subsequent strategies are thwarted.
Monday, 16 August would be another day to record continued exercise of the ghost town order which had witnessed over 90% compliance in the southern states, particularly in the East.
Nnamdi Kanu’s next court seating will be coming up in two months, precisely 21 October 2021, and all supporters are expected to shield their swords till the scheduled court day.