Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has revoked its sit-at-home mandate in southeast Nigeria, saying the decision is to promote peace and harmony as negotiated with the Anambra government.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports on Saturday from Awka that IPOB respected the plea by the Anambra Government and Traditional rulers to make ready for harmony, since all Igbo partners and strict pioneers have announced their expectation to track down an enduring answer for weakness and unending sit-at-home orders in the South East.
NAN reports that the choice was revealed by the Chairman, Anambra Traditional Rulers Council, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, during a one-day peacebuilding and security meeting held in Awka on Saturday.
His Royal Highness, Igwe Achebe, who is additionally the Igwe of Onitsha, said that the partners have constantly held gatherings on the way forward to enduring goals of the stalemate with the instigators.
He expressed that after its meeting with the group on Friday, April 1, it was concurred that a call to deliver the IPOB pioneer, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, would be a stage to drenching the pressure in the state.
He expressed that after the gathering, the gathering made a phone call to every one of its individuals to sheathe their blades, put down their firearms and go the method of discourse.
“We call all who had taken the method of firearm to put down their weapons and take up the olive leaf from the public authority to better themselves,” Achebe said.
He said that the state government has set April 4 for petitions to heaven pointed toward looking for God’s face to reestablish enduring harmony in Anambra and South East all in all.
He said that the state government has set April 4 for prayers aimed at seeking God’s face to restore lasting peace in Anambra and South East as a whole.
NAN quoted Achebe as indicating that it was agreed that on April 4, all churches in Igboland and South East will join in prayers to seek God’s forgiveness and to restore peace in the area.
“Igboland has lost so much in the economic and social development of the zone and we are tired of the situation and want peace,” the traditional ruler said.
As per him, “It is concurred that on Sunday, April 3, all chapels will declare the IPOB choice to their confidence to emerge on Monday 11am to their different houses of worship to offer petitions to God for the rebuilding of harmony and financial turn of events.”
NAN reports that bunches of different speakers at the gathering talked in accordance with the choice.
The speakers incorporate Mr Uche Okafor, Anambra Speaker, who guaranteed that the lawmakers would collaborate with the state government to enthrone enduring harmony and financial improvement of the state and the zone.
Boss Damin Ogene-Okeke, the National Vice President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, asked general society to embrace the choice to lay out peacebuilding among “ourselves and work towards further developing security mental soundness in the state”.
He approached the legislative heads of the South East States to address their kin well and talk the personalities of
the residents who chose them into office. (NAN)