The Indigenous People of Biafra’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s younger brother, has suspended the group’s sit-at-home order for observation every Monday in the south-east.
Kanunta Kanu’s announcement came just hours after the IPOB announced that a protest would begin on August 9 in order to pressure the Federal Government to release Mr Kanu, who is currently detained for treasonous felony.
Kanunta said in a statement on Sunday that the planned sit-at-home directive had been postponed to allow students in the geopolitical zone to take part in the National Examination Council.
He stated that the exercise would be rescheduled at a later date.
Kanunta said the group made the decision after hearing from well-intentioned individuals and groups both inside and outside the region.
“We decided to shift grounds over the sit-at-home order after hearing pleas from well-meaning individuals and groups within and outside Biafra land that we consider the fate of our children who will be involved in the NECO Exam,” he said.
“Having recognized the academic deprivation that the already marginalized Biafra students who entered this year’s NECO would face, the IPOB decided to postpone the sit-at-home order until a later date, allowing the students to take their exams.
“Allowing the sit-at-home protest to take place as planned in the face of the NECO Exam would be assisting Biafra’s enemies in inflicting more injuries on her children.
“As a group fighting for the liberation of her people from oppression by her enemies, we realized that not suspending the sit-at-home order to allow Biafra students to take their exams would amount to assisting the said enemies in inflicting more harm on our children.
“The sit-at-home order has been suspended for the benefit of Biafra students taking the NECO Exam this year. IPOB members around the world and Biafrans in general should wait for further instructions in this regard.”