The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced the suspension of their Mondays sit-at-home.
The announcement was made by the Head of the Directorate of States, Chika Edoziem, while appearing on their radio programme on Friday night.
The pro Biafra group had announced that every Monday, the entire South East Region of Nigeria and some parts of South South will be on lockdown or what they described as ‘Ghost town’ in an attempt to force the Federal Government to release their leader, Nnamdi Kanu who has been in detention since June.
Edoziem said the group would henceforth, declare sit-at-home whenever their leader would be making appearance in court and not every Monday anymore.
“I wish to announce this very evening, that as directed by the highest command of this noble movement, our Monday Ghost Town or sit-at-home in Biafra land, stands suspended for now.
“The weekly sit-at-home stands suspended, which means in the coming Monday, there will be no Ghost Town in Biafraland.
“Our sit-at-home will be on each court date when our leader, Onye Ndu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will be appearing in court,” Edoziem said in the broadcast monitored by our correspondent.
He enjoined their members to continue praying for their leader “that his health may not fail him and grant him victory for Biafrans.”
Heavy condemnation had greeted the Monday, August 9 sit-at-home in some quarters, especially, as it affected the students writing mathematics in the ongoing National Examination Council (NECO) examination.
With this recent development, students in the region would now be free to sit for WAEC exams that would commence on Monday, August 16.