Despite the suspension order, residents of Aba, the commercial city of Abia State, today observes a sit-at-home protest.
Recall that IPOB, in a statement on Friday July 30, 2021, through its Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, had stated that the Monday lockdown was to be tagged: “Ghost Monday.”
The statement said that “Ghost Monday,” which would affect all economic activities including schools and marketplaces, would continue every Monday until its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is released.
While the above order has be suspended by the IPOB Directorate of State on Saturday, but the residents of Aba has continued to stay at home.
The spokesperson of the group, Emma Powerful, stated this in a statement on Saturday said;
“The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) understands the concern being expressed by the global IPOB family on the suspension of the weekly Sit-At-Home earlier announced by the IPOB Head of Directorate of State of the Indigenous people of Biafra.
“The leadership sincerely appreciate the innate desire of Biafrans to sacrifice their time, resources and energy in ensuring that our leader Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is released unconditionally from the illegal custody of the Nigerian State who criminally renditioned him from Kenya to Nigeria.
“The suspension of the Sit-At-Home by the IPOB Head of Directorate was as a result of a direct order from the leader of this great movement Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Meanwhile, despite suspension of the order, photos made available to Abacityblog.com – shows the city of Aba as being deserted, market, schools, banks and motor parks remain shutdown following the initial order given by the IPOB.