Three (3) of the hoodlums, who opened fire on the joint team upon sighting them, were neutralized, while several others escaped with severe degrees of gunshot wounds in the ensuing gunfight.
The issue of sit-at-home was one major thing among others that we discussed and he asked me to deliver the message to the Igbo people.
“We thank Biafra people for the successful day 2 of the two weeks sit at home that recorded compliance across Biafra Land.” Ekpa.
“The raid operation was carried out on Monday 31 July 2023, when troops were alerted to the violent activities of the irredentist group enforcing the illegal 2 weeks sit-at-home order in Onitsha, Nnewi, and Iheme Obosi in Anambra State, as well as New Market in Enugu state.”
“Only a handful of people were benefitting from the sit-at-home order, using the instrument of fear to intimidate the people, and as such government cannot sit and watch them succeed”. He said.
“I hereby affirm upon my honor as of Counsel that the above words (in quotation) and the attached handwritten note are the words of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his handwriting.” Barr. Ejimakor
“Disruption of essential public services, such as healthcare, transportation, and waste disposal, continues to have a severe impact during “sit-at-home” protests which adversely affect the well-being and safety of the general population living in the South-East.” It further stated…
No fewer than three people were killed on Wednesday when traders took to the streets to protest the sealing of their shops by the state government for not opening for business on Monday.
“I campaigned against the incessant sit-at-home in Southeast, some said I am anti-Igbo. Time shall tell.” He said.
The governor has earlier issued a statement warning the residents not to heed the order any longer.
The world should also be informed of the judgment of the Court of Appeal delivered on his appeal, on the 13th day of October 2022, all the frivolous and unfounded charges/indictments preferred against him by the Federal Government of Nigeria, were struck out, and consequently died a natural death.” He said.
“The states’ helmsmen are to be more strategic and intelligence-driven”. He added.
“You know that the South-East has made a collective demand to have Nnamdi Kanu released, and we basically identified with that.” He said.
“Though some Biafrans continued with Monday sit-at-home voluntarily, as our leader predicted, after the suspension order, some criminals and infiltrators hijacked it and started committing crimes and enforcing non-existent Monday sit-at-home.” They said.
According to him, the immediate release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will quicken the much-needed healing process in Nigeria.
The group further warned that the public should always be aware of the IPOB’s earlier suspension of the lingering Sit-at-home even though a lot of people still stay at home in solidarity with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who is still illegally detained in the custody of the DSS.
The directive is coming in the wake of Tuesday’s tweet by Simon Ekpa, a self-acclaimed disciple of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, asking indigenes of South-East Nigeria who are resident in Lagos, to observe a sit-at-home exercise over an alleged attack on them.
IPOB further warned the public to be wary of any group claiming that they are IPOB issuing and enforcing reckless sit-at homes in the East.
“It’s a day that will forever live in infamy. I’m very upset; my people are very upset.” He said.
There was confusion in some popular markets, including Ahia-ofu, Kpirikpiri, the International market, and the Ebebe market in Abakaliki.