Proscribed militant group, Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, has ordered a sit-at-home across all Southeastern states on October 1, 2021.
The pro-Biafra group stated that the directive was to express its rejection of Nigeria as a country and all it stands for.
The latest development was announced in a statement on Saturday by IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful.
The militant group also ordered that no Nigerian flag should be seen in the region starting from October 1, Nigeria’s Independence Day.
The statement reads: “IPOB has declared 1st of October 2021 total shutdown in Biafra land as a sign of our rejection of the evil construct called Nigeria and there shall be no movement in Biafra land on this day.
“Also, IPOB has declared from today 25th September 2021 that all Nigerian flag mounted anywhere in Biafra land must be brought down, Banks exceptional, IPOB leadership will communicate to Banks directly and give them reason they must peacefully bring down Nigeria flag in their banking premises before we do it ourselves in our own way.
“Everybody must strictly adhere to this directive from IPOB leadership, we want to let the world know you that Biafraland is not Nigeria and shall not be. Don’t say ‘I don’t know’, a word is enough for the wise.”