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Ohanaeze urges Igbos to discountenance ‘sit-at-home’ order

PublishedApril 22, 2023 @ 3:58 PM

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has on Monday, 31st July, 2023 called on all Igbos in the South-East to discountenance the two weeks “sit-at-home” order by the factional leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Simon Ekpa.

The group begged all the sons and daughters of Igboland to go about their lawful businesses.

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This was contained in a statement by Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, the group’s President-General, on Monday in Enugu South-eastern Nigeria.

Iwuanyanwu, while condemning the never-ending call for “Sit-at-home” in the South-East region by Ekpa, estimated that no fewer than 250 people in the region had lost their lives via the enforcement of the order.

Iwuanyanwu said, “In addition, the order has been instilling fears and trepidation in the good people of the zone, making it difficult for people to come out to transact their lawful businesses on the sit-at-home days.

Furthermore, the insecurity and unknown gunmen have been on the increase because of the sit-at-home order and it’s sad to see that Ekpa has announced another two weeks sit-at-home in the South-East.”

According to him, Ekpa’s latest action was unacceptable and must not be allowed to be successful in Igboland.

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Iwuanyanwu went further to stress that a few days ago, Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed IPOB, on whose behalf Ekpa claimed to be working, had directed the said Simon Ekpa “to end all sit-at-home in the South-East.”

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