The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has threatened to shutdown the entire South-East region of the country, over the continued detention of its Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, .
In a statement on Thursday, Chika Edoziem, described as the IPOB Head, Directorate of State, said that the President Muhammadu Buhari Federal Government has an 11-day ultimatum to release Kanu, to prevent the threatened shutdown.
The statement reads: “The global community knows that self-determination is not a crime, the Nigerian Government equally knowd that self-determination does not constitute any known offence stipulated in their Constitution, and therefore, do not have any case against the Leader of IPOB, Mazi Kanu.
“In recognition of the above fact and truth, the Directorate of State of IPOB, demands herewith an unconditional and immediate release of our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, on or before the 8th day of August 2021, failing which we shall commence a weekly lockdown of Biafra land, starting from 9th August, 2021.
“For the avoidance of doubt, this total lockdown of Biafra land will take place every Monday, until our Leader is released unconditionally.
“This weekly lockdown is simply one of the measures we shall put in place to ensure that our Leader is released hale and hearty.”