- Saturday, April 2, came as a harbinger of good news for a lot of businessmen in the southeastern part of Nigeria
- This was as the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) on Saturday ended the sit at home order that has negatively affected the economy of the region
- Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, the Obi of Onitsha, said the decision after much deliberation with the agitators with an aim for the return of peace
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has repealed its sit-at-home order in southeastern Nigeria and described the cancellation as an effort to embrace peace talks initiated by the Anambra state government.
It was gathered that IPOB agreed to the appeal by the state government and traditional rulers to return calm to Igboland.
The feat was also brought about by the efforts of Igbo stakeholders and religious leaders, The Nation reports.
This welcome development was disclosed by the chairman of Anambra Traditional Rulers Council, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, after a crucial meeting in Awka on Saturday, April 1.
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Achebe, who is also the Igwe of Onitsha, said the resolution is the outcome of a series of meetings with stakeholders on the position of the agitators.
As the monarch put it, after the meeting, the group placed a call to all its members to embrace peace.
“We call on all who had taken the way of gun to put down their guns and take up the olive leaf from the government to better themselves."
Sit-at-home: Asari Dokubo berates Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB over order
Speaking during a Facebook live broadcast on the Dokubo Asari Justice Foundation page on Sunday, January 23, Dokubo berated IPOB for compelling southeast residents to stay indoors whenever Kanu is arraigned at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
“Fellow Biafrans, I have to come to you because of the crisis and the tragedy of genocidal proportion that’s enveloping Igboland, and any Igbo man that’s supporting this is evil. I want to clearly state that I have Igbo blood flowing in my veins."