…. as IPOB vows closure of markets August 8.
Nnamdi Kanu continued detention by the Nigeria Government has taken another dimension as the Directorate of the IPOB has vowed to lock down all the markets’ institutions in Biafra land starting from August 8 2021.
This is even as the lawyer to the detained, Ifeanyi Ejiofor has accused the British Government of not doing much over the Kanu’s continued detention.
In a release signed by the Head of the Directorate of the State, Chika Edoziem and made available to the media, he revealed that the Federal Government‘s intention is to keep Kanu in detention till October 2021, pointing out that IPOB would not allow that to take place.
As contained in the release, all the institutions in the Biafra land would be locked down every Monday starting from Monday August 8 as well as other Monday’s until the Federal Government releases Kanu.
Nnamdi Kanu was arrested in Kenya on June 29 by the Kenyan Government and extradited to Nigeria for continuation of his trial.
However the threat by the IPOB to shut down Igbo land followed the absence of Kanu in court on Monday July 26 for his trial.
The Department of State Security (DSS) however attributed the absence of Kanu in court to logistics problems, an excuse which received condemnation from many Nigerians.
On the other part of the coin, the IPOB lawyer has accused Britain of bias over Kanu’s continued detention stressing that Britain has not seen Kanu since his arrest.
Ejiofor who recalled the effort made by British Government in 2015 when same Kanu was arrested queried the rationale behind their nonchalant attitude at this point.