The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced the cancellation of Thursday’s sit-at-home order in the South East.
Naija News had reported that the proscribed group had announced a lockdown of the region tomorrow in order to observe the trial of its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
In a statement on Wednesday by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, IPOB said it had cancelled the sit-at-home directive due to the postponement of Kanu’s trial earlier fixed for Thursday.
The group said its lawyer disclosed that the trial was shifted because the presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako, was sick.
IPOB, however, said the sit-at-home order will hold on June 28, 2022, the new date fixed for the continuation of Kanu’s trial.
The statement read in part, “IPOB has been informed why and what caused the sudden change of date and we accepted it, we just received the communication from the Federal High Court’s Registrar, through our legal counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, notifying us that the court will no longer be sitting tomorrow, May 26, 2022, on our leader’s case.
“Therefore, there will be no sit-at-home in regard to tomorrow’s case instead sit-at-home will hold on June 28, 2022.
“According to the registrar, this is because Justice Binta Nyako is indisposed, and as such, the matter is now adjourned to June 28, 2022 for ruling and hearing.
“We most respectfully, urge you all to maintain restraint, as you have always done. Keep your eyes on the ball, which is the freedom of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“Also, please note that justice delayed is not justice denied. We are aggressively cruising to victory of our leader, it is only a matter of time. There is no sit-at-home again tomorrow. Biafrans should bear with us.
“We profoundly appreciate your solidarity, unflinching support and prayers, which have been sustaining us thus far. Please do not relent in your prayers, we do not take them for granted. We shall continue to keep you all informed as events unfold.”