Mazi Nnamdi Kanu
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has issued a stern warning regarding the sit-at-home exercise in the southeast region of the country.
Kanu who is detained in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) said following his declaration to end the sit-at-home in the region, anyone or group caught using his name, IPOB, or its armed wing – Eastern Security Network (ESN), to enforce the cancelled sit-at-home to raise funds will have him to deal with.
Kanu issued the threat on Monday through his special lawyer, Barrister Aloy Ejimakor.
He said that using his name, IPOB or ESN, to conduct fundraising or enforce illegal sit-at-home is a crime and that anyone or group doing it is deliberately working against his release from the Department of State Services (DSS) custody.
The detained IPOB leader, who had announced the replacement of the Monday sit-at-home with Economic Empowerment Day (EED), also said that he would personally unveil the details of the programme once he is released from detention.
Kanu said, “Any person or group of persons using my name, the name of IPOB or ESN in fundraising without my direct and express authorization is committing a crime with my name. I will deal with such a person, regardless of his place of residence.
“The details of the Economic Empowerment Day (EED) are very comprehensive, and I will personally unveil such details once I am released.
“The idea of endless Sit-At-Home has been hijacked by our oppressors as a means of rendering our land desolate and forcing our people to migrate out of our lands. They have, through enforcing the sit-at-home in Southeast, gerrymandered Igboland to now exclude the Igbos in Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Kogi, Rivers, Edo, Delta, and Benue.
“I will never forgive any person or group of persons still insisting on and enforcing sit-at-home. I take it that such a person is merely using my name to indirectly work against my release.”