Kanunta Kanu, younger brother to the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has suspended its sit-at-home scheduled to take effect from tomorrow, Monday, Oyogist.com reports.
This is reportedly due to the National Examination Council, NECO, examination for senior secondary schools.
This is coming few hours after members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has insisted that it’s Monday’s sit-at-home order across the entire Southeast remains the same.
The group said it would announce the new date for the commencement of the exercise later.
IPOB had two weeks ago ordered the sit-at-home in solidarity with its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who is being held by the Directorate of State Service (DSS).
The sit-at-home is meant to be observed every Monday throughout Igbo land, starting from August 9, until the IPOB leader is released.
However, in a statement by the IPOB leader’s younger brother, Kanunta Kanu, IPOB explained that it arrived at the decision to suspend the exercise after listening to pleas from well-meaning individuals and groups that the order be suspended to allow students in Igbo land to participate in the NECO examination.
“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.
”The statement further explained that the sit-at-home order has not been cancelled, but only suspended for the sake of Biafra students taking this year’s NECO examination and called on IPOB members to await further directives.