Simon Ekpa, self-acclaimed Biafra Prime Minister and freedom agitator, has issued a new two-week sit-at-home order in the South East.
Ekpa gave five reasons why people in the South East should obey the order, including the immediate and unconditional release of the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. He said that the sit-at-home order was to facilitate the freedom of the Biafra nation.
Ekpa’s order has been met with mixed reactions. Some people have supported the order, while others have criticized it. It remains to be seen how the order will be enforced and what impact it will have on the South East.
His words: “Following the demand by the Biafra people for more sit-at-home civil disobedience, the Biafra Republic Government In-Exile (BRGIE) and Biafra De Facto Government In Homeland wish to notify Biafrans that there will be sit-at-home civil disobedience starting from 31 July 2023 to 14 August 2023.
“The immediate and unconditional release of IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who remains illegally detained at the DSS dungeon.
“In preparation for “Biafra’s self-referendum and to further put the world on notice that Biafrans are taking their future into their own hands.
“To invalidate the illegitimacy of those who parade themselves as Nigeria’s representatives within the Biafran territory.
“The sit-at-home will therefore take place in the following order: Monday, 31 July 2023 to Friday, 4 August 2023, and there will be total lockdown in Biafraland.
He said that on Saturday, 6 August, and Sunday, 7 August, the two-week-long sit-at-home will go on break as all Biafran markets will be opened.
“From Monday, 7 August to Friday, 11 August, there will be a total lockdown in Biafraland, while on Saturday, 12 August, and Sunday, 13 August 2023, there will be a break as all Biafran markets will open.
“On Monday, 14 August, there will be a lockdown in Biafraland. We hereby call on all market leaders to strictly adhere to this order and treat it with utmost seriousness.
“We also call on all oil companies operating in the Biafran territory to shut down oil exploration on these dates to avoid the anger of the Biafran people, which may come with heavy consequences.”