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IPOB’s Sit-At-Home Is Affecting Our Studies—Students

Some undergraduates in Enugu State, Monday, lamented that the sit-at-home order declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra to protest the detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is having untold adverse effects on them.

Although the lockdown order had been relaxed, businesses in southeast states have been at their lowest ebb on Mondays since August 9th 2021 when the order was first observed.

A student of Enugu State Polytechnic, Iwollo, who does not want to be named, said, “We usually have our GNS courses on Mondays. We were preparing for a quiz before the order was slammed on us. Since then, we are yet to have lectures on Mondays because of fear of attacks.”

A student of Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Ike Nwackukwu, said, “The development is a pity. It is an irony that our educational strides are being dampened by this order. IPOB’s action has become the ill-wind that does no one any good. If our education is crippled, what have we achieved? Even Nnamdi Kanu won’t be happy.”

A lecturer at the state poly also expressed regrets over the development. He said, “Since the cancellation of the sit-at-home, we have attended lectures on Mondays, but students won’t be there. I won’t blame anybody because life is sacrosanct. No parent will allow his child to be molested by miscreants who take such advantage to cause problems.”

Meanwhile, the Indigenous Biafra Warriors, Monday, warned against molestation of anybody who did not observe the sit-at-home order. The warriors said the order was optional.

Comrade Ndubuisi Igwekani, leader of the group, told EverydayNews that, “The sit-at-home on Mondays as earlier directed has been cancelled, but those who still want to observe it can do so on their own.

“We don’t want any bad news, no molestation, no trouble, don’t force anybody to observe it. Allow people to go about their businesses. We condemn situations where people are attacked, vehicles burnt. Not all Igbo are members of IPOB, yet many are sympathetic to Nnamdi Kanu. They may not want to sit at home and they should be allowed.

“The order was meant to force the federal government to release Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally. It is optional. We thank our leaders, brothers and sisters all over the world who are mounting pressure for the release of Nnamdi Kanu.”

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