By: Awesome Ekene
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu would be appearing in court tomorrow, December 2, 2021 in Abuja.
The group urged members resident in Abuja and its environs to come out enmasse in solidarity with the leader.
In a statement by its Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, IPOB however announced that there would be no lockdown tomorrow in any part of the region, stressing that only members and friends in Abuja and its environs were expected to be at the court premises.
It asked security operatives to refrain from infringing on the fundamental rights of those who would be at the court to cheer the pro-Biafran leader.
The statement reads in part, “We wish to inform Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom that our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will be in court tomorrow, December 2, 2021 in Abuja.
“We therefore, urge Biafrans living in Abuja and its environs to come out enmasse to solidarise with our leader.
“Meanwhile, there will be no lockdown tomorrow in any part of Biafra land as a result of the court appearance. Biafrans resident in Biafra land as well as visitors to Biafra land are free to go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestations or intimidation.
“We have not asked or authorised anybody to monitor or enforce any lockdown. Again, there will be no lockdown in Biafra land for tomorrow’s court appearance of our Leader.
“Only Biafrans and friends of Biafra in Abuja and its environs that are encouraged to be at the court premises. As a non-violent movement, we urge everyone to remain peaceful and law abiding in all their conducts.
“Security operatives should also refrain from infringing on the fundamental rights of people who come to cheer our leader.
“We all know that our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi is not being persecuted because of any crime other than his fight for our collective freedom. Therefore, we owe him a duty to stand by him until this darkness is over. We are all together in it.
“We commend the legal team of our Leader for their untiring efforts to defend our leader who is innocent of the charges preferred against him.
“We urge all Biafrans to keep praying for our leader, and the full restoration of Biafra Republic.”