The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said it will shut down Nigeria for one month and urged Oduduwa Republic agitators and their Middle belt counterparts to join them.
According to IPOB, they plan to shut down the country, if the Federal Government fails to bring its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, to court on October 21.
Kanu is being detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) following his rearrest in Kenya.
During his last arraignment before Justice Binta Nyako-led Federal High Court in Abuja, the DSS failed to produce the agitator.
Following the failure to appear, Justice Nyako had adjourned the matter till October 28.
However, IPOB has urged businessmen from the Southeast, Southwest, and Middle belt to sit at home for one month if Kanu is not produced in court.
In a statement signed by its spokesman, Emma Powerful on Sunday, IPOB said all those oppressed by the Nigerian government should join the one month lockdown.
According to Powerful: “Following our earlier declaration of one month lockdown of Biafra land should the Nigeria Government failed to bring our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to the court on October 21, we the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), request our brothers and sisters in Oduduwa republic and Middle Belt including Igbo and Biafra businessmen and women, traders who are doing businesses outside Biafra land to shut down their businesses for one month to demonstrate our resolve for the emergence of our new nation Biafra and support for our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and others who are facing similar fate with us should join us in sympathy protest.
“All lovers of Biafra including Christian communities in the North and other parts of Nigeria, who receive unnecessary humiliation, intimidation and killings from Fulani terrorists, bandits and murderous herdsmen should understand that the time has come for all victims of Fulani impunity and atrocities to unite together for resistance.
“We need to put our differences behind us and rise as one people to defend our ancestral land against our common enemy and show those enemies and their cohorts that Nigeria belongs to all of us and any Biafra man resident in Kano, Kaduna, Jos, Jigawa, and other parts of the North and western parts of Nigeria must shut down their shops in support of this fight for freedom and release of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“We advise all oppressed people in Nigeria to be prepared for the one month sit-at-home if the federal government of Nigeria and the Department of State Services, DSS, fail to produce Nnamdi Kanu in court on the next court adjourned date.”