Deji Adeyanju, a Nigerian human rights activist and the convener of an advocacy group, Concerned Nigerians, has commended the residents of Imo State for complying with the sit-at-home directive of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in protest against the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state.
Kanu had previously directed the people of the state to stay indoors to prevent them from welcoming the president to the state.
Adeyanju on his official Twitter page, stated that it was obvious that IPOB and the citizens of Imo state who complied with the Sit-at-home order, spoke to President Muhammadu Buhari in the 'language he understands'.
He added that despite the heavy security agents deployed to the state, Buhari hurriedly inaugurated a road project and left the street because of fear of the unknown.
He said IPOB only asked for a sit-at-home but was given a lockdown instead.
Earlier reports showed that residents of the state obeyed the order by staying indoors, while business activities were grounded.
The streets were also deserted during President Buhari's visit to the state.
Adeyanju further mocked Buhari saying what happened in Imo State was a message to him that he had already lost popularity in the state.
Adeyanju tweeted: "IPOB communicating to Buhari in the language he understands. It’s a ghost town. Even with the massive deployment of military, they hurriedly commissioned the project and left the street. The road Supreme Court Governor told Buhari to commission was 90% completed by Emeka Ihedioha.
"With what Buhari has seen today in Imo, I hope when next Supreme Court Governor goes to Aso Rock to lie to him that he is in charge of the state, he will just laugh. How Uzodinma will even campaign round Imo State for re-election will be a miracle.
"Imo people are wicked. LOL! It was supposed to be a Sit-At-Home but they turned it to Lockdown. Buhari completely disgraced.
"The lockdown of Imo State today shocked even BBC Igbo. They had to go look for old #EndSARS picture to add for Buhari. Although they have now apologised for this, E Choke."
In a tweet shared on Tuesday, June 1, Buhari spoke about the civil war experience and threatened to deal with secession agitators “bent on destroying” Nigeria through “insurrection" and treat them on language they understand.
“Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand,” he had said.