DIRECTORATE of State, DOS, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has set aside September 23 to protest the continued detention of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. According to its spokesman, Emma Powerful, the peaceful demonstration will take place all over the world on that day except in Biafra land and Nigeria where only church service will be held. The statement indicated that markets, companies, industries and schools are expected to close down in solidarity and to ensure that their leader regains his freedom from the Nigerian government. ‘‘IPOB has declared September 23 for Biafrans worldwide to protest against the continued detention of our leader, Nnamdi Kanu, and for the freedom of Biafra people. The protest will take place in all countries except in Biafra land and Nigeria where church services will be held. “Every IPOB member and other Biafrans living in Nigeria and Biafra land will stay in their homes on that day. We also ask that all markets, schools, banks, transport and manufacturing companies should close in solidarity with the overall objective of the Biafra restoration process irrespective of your persuasion or affiliation. “We call on okada riders, keke and bus drivers, luxurious bus owners and drivers, the nine loaders (911 drivers and owners), National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, and the National Association of Transport Owners, NATO, to withdraw their vehicles from the road on that day in solidarity with IPOB worldwide for the release of Kanu and for the total liberation of Biafra people. “We also advise every Biafran to switch off their communication devices especially mobile phones on that day from 8am to 4pm in solidarity. This will let the world know including communication companies that Biafrans are serious towards the release of their leader and the restoration of the ancient and sacred sovereignty of Biafra. “DOS has determined that only Biafraland and Nigeria are exempted from the street protests. However, any country where there are IPOB family units that doesn’t participate in this global event will be shut down immediately by the DOS,” the statement declared

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