Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, on Friday declared an end to all sit-at-home orders in the South-East and any other proposed measures by the organisation intended to pressure the government into releasing him from custody.
Kanu made the statement in a handwritten letter that he gave permission for his special attorney, Aloy Ejimakor, to read to journalists during a global news conference held in Enugu on Friday.
The leader of IPOB made it clear that anyone who continues to participate in sit-at-home protests in the area is no longer one of his disciples.
Kanu followed the refusal of a factional head of the organisation, Simon Ekpa, to publish the cancellation and further declaration through his media outlets in a written declaration dated July 24, 2023, which Ejimakor read.
Kanu, however, warned Ekpa to “desist from calling for any sit-at-home henceforth” and “to make a public announcement to the effect that he (Ekpa) is in receipt of a direct order from him (Kanu) to cancel any pending sit-at-home in place at the moment”.