By Jude Atupulazi
The youth wing of the Elders Council of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), led by Ndubuisi Igwekani, a.k.a. Agu Biafra, has joined in condemning the 5-day sit at home recently ordered by Simon Ekpa, leader of a breakaway faction of IPOB.
Igwekani said the pro-Biafra groups would no longer tolerate what he described as indiscriminate order for sit at home.
It will be recalled that Ekpa’s order had received widespread condemnations from the IPOB; the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB; the Ohaneze Ndigbo; and Elders’ Council, among others.
The youth wing of the Elders’ Council said it aligned with the position of IPOB, which, it said, had cancelled all sit at home except days the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, would appear in court.
They warned that any attempt to enforce the Ekpa-imposed order would meet stiff resistance, warning that no Biafra blood must be shed in the name of sit at home.
Agu Biafra, who spoke for the group, who warned that nobody must be molested or prevented from going about their normal businesses, however urged Igbo leaders and political office holders to take bold steps towards ensuring the release of the IPOB leader, Kanu.
The group announced plans for a meeting of all pro-Biafra groups later in the year to discuss the release of the IPOB leader.