By Osahon Osahon
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has issued an 11-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to release its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, or face a complete lockdown of the South-East region.
The threat is contained in a statement on Thursday, by one Chika Edoziem described as IPOB’s Head, Directorate of State.
“The global community knows that self-determination is not a crime, the Nigerian government equally know 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,” Edoziem said.
Kanu who is currently being detained in the custody of the DSS, was recently rearrested and brought back to Nigeria, after jumping bail in 2017.
His trial for terrorism was adjourned till October 21 by the Trial Judge, Justice Binta Nyako.