Simon Ekpa Increases SIT-AY-HOME Order In South East To Two Weeks


Factional leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Simon Ekpa, has once again issued a two-week sit-at-home order in the South East region of Nigeria. This order follows a previous one-week sit-at-home order issued earlier this month. Ekpa, who claims to be the Biafra Prime Minister, has provided five reasons why people in the region should adhere to this order, stating that it is meant to facilitate the freedom of the Biafra nation.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Ekpa emphasized that the immediate and unconditional release of IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is of utmost importance. He believes that the sit-at-home order will help draw attention to the demand for Kanu’s release and will also serve as a preparation for Biafra’s self-referendum. The intention is to showcase to the world that Biafrans are taking control of their own future.

The sit-at-home civil disobedience is scheduled to take place from July 31, 2023, to August 14, 2023. The order includes specific dates for total lockdown in Biafraland, as well as designated days for a break when Biafran markets will be allowed to open. Ekpa calls on market leaders to strictly adhere to the order and treat it with the utmost seriousness. He also urges all oil companies operating in the Biafran territory to halt their oil exploration activities during this period.

It is important to note that the Nigerian government has proscribed IPOB as a terrorist organization, and the authenticity and authority of Simon Ekpa as the self-acclaimed Biafra Prime Minister are highly disputed. The Nigerian government has repeatedly stated that the unity and indivisibility of the country are non-negotiable.

While some individuals may choose to support the sit-at-home order, it is essential to consider the potential consequences and impact of such actions on the well-being of the people and the region as a whole. Sit-at-home orders can disrupt economic activities, hinder social interactions, and have implications for the livelihoods of individuals and communities.

The Nigerian government has the responsibility to ensure the security and well-being of all citizens and to maintain law and order. It is crucial for all parties involved to engage in peaceful dialogue and find sustainable solutions to address grievances and promote unity and progress.

In conclusion, the issuance of a two-week sit-at-home order by Simon Ekpa, a factional leader of IPOB, has generated attention and raised concerns. The order emphasizes the demand for the release of IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and calls for the preparation of a Biafra self-referendum. While it is important to respect the right to peaceful protest, it is equally vital to prioritize dialogue and peaceful resolution of issues. The Nigerian government and relevant stakeholders should engage in constructive dialogue to address the concerns of all parties involved and work towards a united and prosperous Nigeria.

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