Thursday- 29th July, 2021: The Indigenous People of Biafra have given the Federal Government 11 days to free their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Mazi Chika Edoziem , IPOB Head and Directorate of State, has said that the Southeast will be totally locked down if Kanu is not released before August 9, 2021.
In a statement issued yesterday, Edoziem explained that the lockdown is to ensure that the government release Kanu “hale and hearty.”
“The global community knows that self-determination is not a crime, the Nigerian government equally knows that self-determination does not constitute any known offence stipulated in their constitution and therefore do not have any case against the leader of IPOB, Mazi Kanu.
“In recognition of the above fact and truth, the Directorate of State of IPOB, demands herewith an unconditional and immediate release of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on or before the 8th day of August 2021, failing which we shall commence a weekly Lockdown of Biafra land starting from 9th August, 2021.
“For the avoidance of doubt, this total lockdown of Biafra land will take place every Monday until our leader is released unconditionally.
“This weekly lockdown is simply one of the measures we shall put in place to ensure that our leader is released hale and hearty," the statement read.
Recall that Kanu is under the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS. He has been in custody of the DSS since his rearrest and repatriation from Kenya.
Upon his return, Justice Binta Nyako of Abuja Federal High Court remanded him in custody of the secret police, DSS.
However, the DSS on Monday, failed to produce the Biafra agitator in court due to reasons of logistics.