The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) stated that they have suspended the order throughout the southeast that was originally scheduled for Monday, August 9.
According to the Sun, the younger brother of the IPOB leader Kanunta Kanu issued a statement saying that the suspension was due to the recently initiated National Examination Council (NECO) examination.
Statementadds that, realizing that marginalized students from “Biafra” would suffer academic deprivation for participating in this year’s NECO, the group leader decided to suspend the sit-at-home order until a later date and let the students take their exams.
“IPOB has listened to pleas from well-meaning individuals and groups within and outside Biafra land that we consider the fate of our children who will be involved in the NECO Exam and based on that, we decided to shift grounds over the sit-at-home order.
As a group fighting for the liberation of her people from oppression from her enemies, we realized that it would amount to assisting the said enemies to inflict more harm on our children if we do not suspend the sit-at-home order to allow Biafra students take their exams” the statement read
Kanunta said the sit-at-home order has not been canceled, but only suspended for the sake of students. He said a new date for sit-at-home-order will be announced later.