Enugu, 26 July, 2023 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Enugu State have joined civil society entities that are opposed to the forced “sit-at-home” order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a separatist group in the West African country.
Under their umbrella organization, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Enugu State chapter, the faith leaders laud the Monday, July 24 march by protesters who said that they were tired of the protracted “sit-at-home” orders by the separatist group that seeks to free their people (largely-Christian Igbo and a few other tribes) from the tensions of the rest of the country.
The faith leaders also lauded Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State who had, on June 5, banned the notorious Monday sit-at-home in the state and urged residents to go about their legitimate duties on that day.
“There is no better way to show support for what the Enugu State governor is doing to end the Monday sit-at-home than this march,” Rev. Emmanuel Ede, Chairman CAN, Enugu State chapter said in a Tuesday, July 25 report.
IPOB leader, Simon Ekpa, issued an announcement on Tuesday, July 11 directing Biafrans in the South East zone to stay at home every Monday from 31 July 31 to August 14.