The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has suspended its planned sit-at-home scheduled to have commenced today, Monday in the South East, due to the National Examination Council, NECO, examination for junior secondary schools.
IPOB stated that a new date for the commencement of the sit-at-home order would be announced later.
IPOB had ordered the sit-at-home that would be observed every Monday throughout Igbo land, starting from August 9, until Nnamdi Kanu, its detained leader is released.
Nnamdi Kanu’s younger brother, Kanunta Kanu, said the ordered had to be suspended by IPOB after listening to pleas from well-meaning individuals and groups that the order is suspended to allow students in Igbo land participate in the NECO examination.
According to Kanu: “IPOB has listened to pleas from well-meaning individuals and groups within and outside Biafra land that we consider the fate of our children who will be involved in the NECO Exam and based on that, we decided to shift grounds over the sit-at-home order.
“IPOB having realized the academic deprivation the already marginalized Biafra students who entered for this year’s NECO would suffer, decided to suspend the sit-at-home order to a later date, to allow the students to take their examinations.
“Allowing the sit-at-home to go ahead as earlier announced, in the face of the NECO Exam would amount to assisting enemies of Biafra to inflict more injuries on her children.
“As a group fighting for the liberation of her people from oppression from her enemies, we realized that it would amount to assisting the said enemies to inflict more harm on our children if we do not suspend the sit-at-home order to allow Biafra students to take their exams”.
He insisted that the suspension of the sit-at-home order is not total cancellation, but only suspended for the sake of Biafra students taking this year’s NECO examination.