We suspended sit-at-home because DSS, police were plotting attacks — IPOB
The proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has said it suspended the Mondays’ sit-at-home directive because of plots by the Department of States Services, DSS, and the Police to launch attacks on traders and “residents of Biafraland”.
IPOB said sit-at-home would be observed only on their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s court days, noting that the dates would be publicised well ahead of time.
IPOB had declared every Monday a no-movement day in the South-East states following the arrest and trial of Kanu.
However, in a major U-turn, the group limited the directive to the days when Kanu would be in court.
IPOB gave the reason for the latest development in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful.
IPOB said: “The intelligence unit of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has uncovered secret plots by the Nigeria security agencies, most especially the Department of States Services, DSS, and the police to disguise as IPOB and ESN operatives to attack traders, who come out tomorrow(today) for their legitimate business.