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Peter Obi: Other forces might be using IPOB’s sit-at-home order to hurt south-east

Peter Obi: Other forces might be using IPOB’s sit-at-home order to hurt south-east
September 14
15:58 2021

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra, says “other forces might be hiding behind” the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to enforce the sit-at-home order in the south-east.

On August 9, IPOB had announced the enforcement of a lockdown every Monday until Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, is released.

The sit-at-home order is to protest the arrest and detention of Kanu.

On August 13, the group announced the suspension of the order and modified it to whenever Kanu appears in court.

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But many residents of the south-east still observe the order despite its suspension.

Over the past few weeks, violent attacks have been unleashed on those who were found flouting the order.

TheCable had, on Monday, reported how gunmen harassed students of Comprehensive Secondary School, Nkume in Njaba LGA of Imo state. The students were writing the 2021 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

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The gunmen also burnt down motorcycles belonging to teachers and students.

Speaking with some journalists on Tuesday at the Lagos airport, Obi said attacks on schoolchildren is an out-of-place behaviour of Igbo people, adding that it is borne out of misguided aggression.

Obi said the education of children is “sacred” because they are the leaders of tomorrow.

The former governor wondered why the sit-at-home still continues despite countless statements from IPOB suspending it.

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“Since IPOB has announced suspension of sit-at-home, it is reasonable to suspect that other forces might be hiding behind IPOB to draw back the south-east through such acts as well as the needless call for stay at home on Mondays, a critical day for business/official work, which is only hurting the economy of the south-east,” he said.

“Would investors come to the zone under the present condition? Would established businesses not think of leaving the south-east under such a condition?

“Would traders from neighbouring countries that flock Aba and Onitsha on Mondays not seek and stick with alternatives? Would some industries not think of relocating?”

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2 Comments

  1. GOD IS ON THRONE
    GOD IS ON THRONE September 14, 18:56

    it is ipob forces that is evil forces that is setting south east economy backward , peoples was killed and faceless ipob are giving orders and counter orders on sit at home ,let us call a spade a spade nnamdi kanu terrorist group ipob are responsible

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  2. Fificious
    Fificious September 15, 10:27

    Did South East Leaders like Peter Obi ever condemn Nnamdi Kanu or IPOB? Now, he’s pointing fingers at imaginary “other forces” forgetting that many Youths have been indoctrinated almost beyond redemption by Kanu/IPOB. Had the likes of Peter Obi (former & sitting Govs) turned the South East states to London+Dubai+Berlin would IPOB thrive?

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