Simon Ekpa, a well-known Biafra agitator and Separatist, called a week-long sit-in on Wednesday to demand the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
In a statement, Ekpa, the Finland-based lawyer and Prime Minister of the Biafra Republic Government in Exile, announced a sit-in from July 3rd to July 10th, 2023.
He mentioned that there will be a pause on July 6th.
Ekpa argued that the sit-in was vital to secure Nnamdi Kanu’s immediate release and to prepare for the Biafra referendum.
He asked all market leaders, businesses, and individuals in the southeast to follow suit.
“The Biafra Republic Government In-Exile (BRGIE) and Biafra De Facto Government-In-Homeland wish to notify Biafrans that there will be sit-at-home civil disobedience starting from 3rd July 2023 to 10th July 2023. There will be a break on 6th July 2023, where all Biafran markets will be open.
The sit-at-home is for the following reasons:
Demand the immediate and unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who remains illegally detained at the DSS dungeon; In preparation for Biafra’s self-referendum; To further put the world on notice that Biafrans are taking their future into their own hands; To demonstrate that the Biafra Republic Government In Exile remains the only legitimate government to whom the Biafran people listen and are loyal; To invalidate the illegitimacy of those who parade themselves as Nigeria’s representatives within the Biafran territory.
“The sit-at-home will therefore take place in the following order: Monday 3rd July 2023 to Wednesday 5th July 2023, there will be total lockdown in Biafraland; Thursday 6th July 2023 (Break), all Biafran markets will open; Friday 7th July 2023 to Monday 10th July 2023, there will be total lockdown in Biafraland.
“We hereby call on all market leaders to strictly adhere to this order and treat it with utmost seriousness. We also call on all oil companies operating in the Biafran territory to shut down oil exploration on these dates to avoid the anger of the Biafran people, which may come with heavy consequences”, stated.