The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said it never ordered a three-day sit-at-home action starting from Monday.
There have been reports the action was supposed to commence on Monday to Tuesday and Thursday this week in commemoration of the first anniversary of the #EndSARS nationwide protest and the arraignment of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
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The report has created apprehension in the whole of the South East region with messages circulated warning people of a turbulent week ahead.
The message asked them to stock foodstuffs to last for the week.
But the group, in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, described the reports as fake news.
The group noted that it had only approved a sit-at-home order on Thursday, a day its detained leader is expected to be arraigned by the federal government at the Federal High court in Abuja.
IPOB said it cancelled its weekly sit-at-home order when it observed that unnamed people wanted to cash in on it to unleash mayhem on people of the South East region.
The statement said: “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra ably led by our great and indefatigable leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the fabricated statement being circulated by mischief makers and paid agents of darkness that IPOB had directed Biafrans to sit-at-home Monday, October 18; Tuesday, October 19; and Thursday, October 21 for our leader, and One year anniversary of #EndSARS protest.
“We want to make it categorically clear that the above purported statement did not emanate from IPOB, and we completely dissociate with such falsehood.
“IPOB did not issue any sit-at-home order except on October 21 when our leader is expected to appear in court.”
The statement said that anybody sitting at home on Mondays is doing so out of their volition and not on the orders of IPOB.