This was as the group said the compliance and successful observation of its sit-at-home protest without bloodshed was an expression that it is a responsible group that will achieve its pursuit without shedding blood in the shortest possible time.
Recall that the group had issued a sit-at-home order to people of the South-East geo-political zone in protest of the incarcerated of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu by the Federal Government.
IPOB had called for markets, banks and other institutions to be shut down, while movement should be restricted in the whole of the South East geo-political zone.
However, the group in a statement released by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Mr Emma Powerful on Sunday, advised the Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, APC, government to release its leader to avoid attracting more negative remarks from Nigerians and foreigners.
The statement read, “Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was once a respected man in and outside Nigeria, but the high esteem on which he was place has been eroded by his lack of respect for the law, he is now behaving like a dictator, and Nigerians and the world are seeing him as one, who lacks respect for the law, somebody should tell him they Nigerians and the world are beginning to loose respect for him, he should release our leader without further delay to start earning back his respect other wise IPOB issue will diminish the respect the world have for him.
“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who has been in detention since October 2015 did not do anything to deserve the incarceration he is going through under Buhari’s government, the IPOB members worldwide are bent on restoration of Biafra, no government, not even Buhari’s government will stop up, he should leave us alone and face his Nigeria government.
“IPOB is a nonviolent movement that follows due process in pursuing the freedom for our people and we are not akin to use of force in our agitation for Biafra actualization, the Nigeria security agents were waiting to kill our people again during the Sit- at -Home protest but we shocked them and they were disappointed, that this time we did not give them room to kill our people again, we will continue to frustrate them with our styles that will lead to actualization of Biafra soon.
“The protest took place in more than 97 countries across the globe where Biafrans and friends of Biafra, lovers of freedom live, we submitted letters to the world leaders, the United Nations UN offices across the globe, letters and petitions were also submitted to the Presidents of countries, Chancellors, Prime Ministers and other World leaders where Biafrans live including the Amnesty International, Human Right Watch.
“As our leader and Director Radio and Biafra and Television, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu appears in court on Monday 26th September 2016 in Abuja, we expect nothing short of his unconditional by Buhari’s led government of APC, they should give themselves soft landing by releasing him because all their effort in frustrating him and forcing him to renounce Biafra failed .
“We are also calling on international community and other world notable leaders to prevail on the Nigeria government to release our peaceful leader Mazi Kanu unconditionally and others detained in different prisons and security cells across the country.”