Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, the Igbo apex sociocultural organisation, has reacted after the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) threatened to shut down the entire South-East region for a month if Nnamdi Kanu is not released from detention.
In a statement by IPOB spokesman, Comrade Emma Powerful, the group threatened that the South-East would be on a one month lockdown if its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is not produced in court for arraignment in October.
Reacting, Ohanaeze said such move by IPOB will not secure the release of the Biafra nation agitator from detention.
Ohanaeze Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said in a statement: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, are committed to providing a political solution for the release of the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from custody, like any other procedures and protocols( including shutting down the southeast for one month) will not be able to get results as Southeast Sit at home in protests against the continuous incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu is a nonsensical and preposterous strategy before Fulani Caliphate and adversaries of Igbo, as the North is excited about the collapse and destruction of the southeast economy through the imbecility and absurdity of sit at homes.
“The exponents of sit at home should be cautious of the regaining consciousness of Ndigbo to defy further directives, as the best approach before the IPOB leadership is to mobilize the disciples of Nnamdi Kanu in millions to take advantage of the October 21st Court trial and massively take over the streets of Abuja peacefully without confrontation with security agencies so that the International community will handle the matter and convince the Federal Government to do the needful.
“If 60 million IPOB members as acclaim by the leadership can storm Abuja, they will be forced to produce Nnamdi Kanu before the Abuja High Court as SOUTHEAST SIT AT HOME is gradually fading away as Igbo are getting back from the dreamland to face reality.
“IPOB should face Abuja and get the required results, as Ndigbo are sympathetic to their causes since the Federal Government are pampering the Boko Haram terrorists and bandits and introduced secret programs for the secret rehabilitation of Boko Haram terrorists but uses full military operations in the South against agitators fighting against the killer herdsmen and government policies that promote nepotism and FULANIZATION.
“IPOB will gradually lose Igbo support if they continue to make things difficult for Ndigbo, especially with the continuous denial of not being accountable for the various scandals and crimes committed against humanity by the so-called cultists, who disguise under the sit-at-home orders to perpetrate evils.