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Lockdown Order: Don’t Cut Off Igbos to Spite Buhari – APC’s Okechukwu to IPOB

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Recall that the group had ordered for activities in the south east to come to a halt every Monday until the release of its leader.

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been told to rethink a lockdown order imposed on the south-east following arrest and the resumption of the trial of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. 

Recall that the group had ordered for activities in the south east to come to a halt every Monday until the release of its leader. Reacting to the lockdown order, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osita Okechukwu advised the group to stop promoting face-off between Igbos and President Muhammadu Buhari over Nnamdi Kanu. 

The Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), in a statement, kicked against the threat to lock down the South-East Zone every Monday. The action of the proscribed organization seeks to cripple schools, markets, and economic activities until its leader, Kanu, is released. 

Okechukwu told them to consider the infrastructural development being undertaken in the zone by the Buhari administration. He appealed to the separatist movement to sheath their sword, adding that any lockdown “is simply waging an atrocious war against Ndigbo”.

“It will be a very big error for IPOB to lockdown the South-East and think they are tough, strategic and will achieve any meaningful result, capital NO.“IPOB should not cut off Ndigbo’s nose to spite Buhari’s face, for Buhari is compensating with infrastructure,” he said. 

Okechukwu reminded the agitators of the ongoing standard gauge gail roads which will soon cover the entire region. The VON chief, however, expressed support for Ohaneze Ndigbo’s position that the rule of law should prevail in the trial of Kanu.