Monday sit-at-home order a slur to South-East – Ohanaeze President, Obiozor

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The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor, has criticized the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, over the sit-at-home order in the South-East.

Obiozor said the sit-at-home order was a slur to the region.

Addressing Ohanaeze’s Ameobi at the body’s headquarters yesterday, Obiozor lamented that businessmen had incurred losses due to the sit-at-home order.

He also lamented the spate of insecurity across the South-East.

According to Obiozor: “The Monday sit at Home is a slur on the Igbo. It is strange for a group to face the barrel of the gun inwards. Many people have estimated the huge loss the South-East incurs on a weekly basis as a result of the sit-at-home order. Ohanaeze Ndigbo has tried severally to persuade our youths to realize the consequences of their actions.

Insecurity has pervaded almost all parts of Nigeria, but each geo-political zone has its own peculiarity.

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The advent of insecurity in the South-East is both bizarre and dramatic. The South-East had been adjudged the most serene and peaceful zone in Nigeria until April 5, 2021, when gunmen attacked the Correctional Facility in Owerri, Imo State and freed a total of 1,844 prison inmates. Since the April 5 episode, insecurity in the South-East has attained an unprecedented unbearable crescendo.”

IPOB had initiated the Monday sit-at-home order to demand the release of its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

Following an outcry, the group limited the sit-at-home to only days Kanu would appear in court for his trial.

However, some unknown groups have been enforcing the Monday sit-at-home order.

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