The Southeast will observe a sit-at-home day on Tuesday next week, according to the Indigenous People of Biafra, or IPOB.
The Southeast-wide sit-at-home day was designated as such by IPOB.
Prior to Nnamdi Kanu's appeal court hearing and President Muhammadu Buhari's scheduled trip to the Southeast, the group declared the order.
The IPOB's spokesperson, Emma Powerful, said in a statement that the sit-at-home would result in a complete lockdown of the Southeast.
Regarding Kanu's court appearance, IPOB explained that it was carrying out the current sit-at-home order.
"The global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), under the command and leadership of our indefatigable liberator, Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kanu, wish to announce to the general public, especially Biafrans, that Tuesday, September 13, has been declared a day of civil action in the form of sit-at-home in Biafra Land," the statement reads in part.
"The civil action scheduled for September 13, 2022, is crucial for two reasons:
“First, our leader’s appeal court hearing that was supposed to be on October 11th has been brought forward to September 13th, 2022." As usual, we call on Biafrans and lovers of freedom to demonstrate our solidarity with our leader, who has been bearing our yoke in detention for over a year now.
“There shall be a TOTAL LOCKDOWN of the whole of Biafraland on Tuesday the 13th of September 2022." "The Imposter Buhari cannot come to Imo State while he continues to detain our leader, Mazi Nnamdi, in DSS custody.”
The separatist group urged people of the Southeast to go about their Monday’s activities and prepare for Tuesday’s lockdown completely.
The IPOB leader also reiterated its call for the unconditional release of its leader.