The group reiterated that it had cancelled the Monday sit-at-home order a long time.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned armed criminals operating in different parts of the Southeast region of Nigeria under the cover of enforcing the Monday sit-at-home order to stop or be hunted down.
IPOB issued the warning in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, saying the group’s security wing, Eastern Security Network (ESN), will not spare any kidnapper or criminal caught in the region.
The group reiterated that it had cancelled the Monday sit-at-home order a long time ago but alleged that criminal elements sponsored by certain individuals and groups, including the Nigerian government have continued to kidnap and kill people of the region in the name of enforcing the order.
The statement read, “We the global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) wish to condemn numerous kidnappings and killings going on at Nnewi LGA and other parts of Biafraland by the criminals as Igbo tradition goes against Ndigbo waste innocent Igbo lives.
“It is a sacrilege to be part of such heinous crime against our own people. If our ancestors acted in such a way to themselves we wouldn’t have been able to see today.
“We are cautioning those claiming to kidnap because of non-compliance or non-existent Monday sit-at-home order to stop. If you are fighting for Biafra freedom and wish that Nnamdi Kanu should be released from the DSS dungeon you must stop all forms of criminalities in Biafra land. However, if you enjoy spilling the blood of a fellow innocent Biafran, bear in mind that you will be rewarded in the same coin.
“We wish to remind our people that the already suspended Monday sit-at-home was initiated by IPOB leadership, the (DOS) and not any other person or group. However, our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu whom we are following in his footsteps and leading this movement and noble family advised us to stop the Monday sit-at-home and we obeyed.
“We don’t know why infiltrators paid to be unfortunate deciple to Nnamdi Kanu will recruite, brainswashed and arm criminals and some misguided Biafrans to maim, kidnap, murder and destroy fellow Biafran properties so as to enforce already suspended Monday sit-at-home.
“We are calling those brainwashed and misguided Biafrans used by the paid infiltrators to impersonate IPOB to pull out of such a gang. But if you continue kidnapping and killing innocent citizens because of Monday Sit-at-home, bear in mind that you must be killed because you are not fighting for Biafra Restoration nor the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“If you are among the criminal gangs contracted to continue to harass our people, IPOB and ESN operatives must not spare you unless you repent. If indeed you’re passionate to fight for Biafra freedom, how come you didn’t join ESN and do the legitimate work for Biafra freedom? Those who have been brainwashed into terrorizing our people should stop, repent and revert to IPOB strategy and operations or regret your actions.
“We are aware that the Nigerian Government and Fulani Caliphate recruited and funded those criminal activities in the region, they recruited the criminals and made them look as if they were IPOB or ESN members. But it is the duty of every Biafran to debunk these, “divide and rule British game” because they are looking for anything and anyone to destroy IPOB and ESN.
“Igbo youths please shine your eyes!! The green snakes are in the green grass. The enemies have armed some of us to be harmful to fellow Igbo men and women while impersonating IPOB. But one thing is sure you cannot destroy IPOB-ESN using propaganda or fake ESN, Why so? Answer- Just to get ESN and IPOB out of the way for Fulani conquest of Biafra Land to be sure.
“Anybody still enforcing that non-existent Monday sit-at-home is a criminal who is paid through Infiltrator’s leader in Finland to impersonate and blackmail IPOB. So long as IPOB is concerned, Monday Sit-at-home initiated by DOS has been cancelled and has not been reinstated.
“IPOB doesn’t force or intimidate anyone when we call our people to sit-at-home as part of our civil disobedience, especially on our Leader’s Court date. We allow people to do it voluntarily and not by force. Therefore, anyone enforcing the already suspended Monday Sit-at-home is not an IPOB member nor IPOB volunteer.”