The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has threatened to commence a “total lockdown” of the South-East for a month if its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is not produced for his next court appearance slated for October 7, 2021.
In a statement issued on Wednesday by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the total lockdown will take effect on October 7.
He said, “If the federal government refuses to bring him (Nnamdi Kanu) to court in his next court appearance on October 7, 2021, the entire Biafra land will be on total lock down for one month. The federal government will know that they cannot take us for granted any more.
“Our peaceful disposition as a people should not be misconstrued as weakness. Nigeria cannot incarcerate our leader illegally and expect things to be normal again. If by October 7, Kanu is not brought to court, Nigeria will know that Kanu commands the unflinching loyalty of over 60 million Biafrans home and in Diaspora.”
Kanu is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony brought against him by the federal government over his campaign for the Republic of Biafra.
His trial was adjourned till October 7 owing to the failure of the federal government, the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Nigerian Army to appear in court on Tuesday.