Igbo socio-political group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has slammed the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over fresh plans to lockdown the Southeast.
Naija News reports that IPOB on Wednesday stated that it would totally lockdown the southeast if the Department of State Services, DSS, fails to produce Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in court.
The trial of the pro-Biafra activist is expected to resume on October 7th at the federal high court.
Reacting in a statement, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the secretary-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide asked IPOB to stop imposing its sit-at-home directive in the south-east region.
The group asked IPOB to lead its disciples on a peaceful protest to Abuja.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide are committed to providing a political solution for the release of the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from custody,” the statement partly read.
“The exponents of sit-at-home should be cautious of the regaining consciousness of Ndigbo to defy further directives, as the best approach before the IPOB leadership is to mobilise the disciples of Nnamdi Kanu in millions to take advantage of the October 21st court trial and massively take over the streets of Abuja peacefully without confrontation with security agencies so that the international community will handle the matter and convince the federal government to do the needful.”