Emma Powerful, the spokesman of IPOB, said government-paid agents were behind the one-week-long sit-at-home order.
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has distanced itself from the one-week sit-at-home order circulating in the South East.
This is as it urged Southeasterners to ignore the order.
According to IPOB, the sit-at-home order was given by government agents and not from its leadership.
Simon Ekpa, a popular Biafra agitator and Separatist, had insisted on a weeklong sit-at-home in the southeast to demand the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB leader.
However, Emma Powerful, the spokesman of IPOB, said government-paid agents were behind the one-week-long sit-at-home order.
A statement by Powerful reads: “The Leadership of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, the Directorate Of State, DOS, and the Supreme Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu KANU wishes to publicly disassociate IPOB from any purported call for a one-week sit-at-home in Biafraland.
“This clarification has become necessary because Biafrans have sent inquiries asking if the IPOB leadership has called for a sit-at-home. IPOB is not part of such irresponsible order from government-paid agents whose agenda is to ridicule the struggle to restore Biafra sovereignty. Therefore, Biafrans should ignore the rabble-rousers. There is *NO* sit-at-home scheduled
“The purported one-week sit-at-home jingle on social media is **NOT* from IPOB.
“We are not in the business of issuing irresponsible and non-existent sit-at-home orders. IPOB is a responsible movement and family. Our aims and objectives are to give peace and freedom to our people not to inflict more pain on the pains Nigeria has already inflicted on us.
“Those who came from the back door are nothing but thieves. Thieves come to rob, kill, and destroy. The agent provocateurs are on the same mission as the Nigerian government and her security agents to keep Alaigbo under security and economic siege while disguising themselves as fighting for the release of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi KANU."