South-East Govs Rise Against IPOB, Says Sit-At-Home Order Can No Longer Be Sustained

South-East Govs Rise Against IPOB, Says Sit-At-Home Order Can No Longer Be Sustained
South-East Governors at their meeting in Enugu on Tuesday

Governors of South-East states and select traditional rulers from the zone, on Tuesday, condemned the every Monday sit-at-home ordered by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), especially with its negative impact on the socio-economic activities of the zone.

The governors and the traditional rulers, who met at the Government House, Enugu, also declared that such order can no longer be sustained, more so when those who issued the order were outside the country.

The Chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, who read the resolutions of the leaders, said: “The South-East condemned the killings in the region and have agreed to join hands with security agencies to stop the killings.

“The meeting condemned the sit-at-home orders, which are mostly issued by our people in diaspora who do not feel the pains.

“In view of the information that even IPOB had cancelled the sit-at-home, the meeting resolved that governors and all people of the South East do everything within the law to ensure that there is no further sit-at-home in the South East and that people are allowed to freely move about in the zone.”

The governors were however silent on the continued detention of the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in their eight-point communique.

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