The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Sunday, vowed to carry out any sacrifice that would ensure the release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu from detention.
IPOB made the remark while maintaining that its Monday sit-at-home order is sacrosanct.
The group said the Southeast would be shut down every Monday from 6 am to 6 pm until its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is released.
Kanu has been detained by the Department of State Services, DSS, in Abuja since he was rearrested and repatriated from an unknown African country.
His detention was on the order of an Abuja Federal High Court presided over by Justice Binta Nyako.
Following his continued stay in DSS detention, IPOB declared a daily Monday sit-at-home order.
The aim of the order is to enforce the release of the pro-Biafra agitator.
However, IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, urged the people of the Southeast to comply with the peaceful protest.
In a statement he issued, Powerful, IPOB urged people of the Southeast to stay indoors to avoid confrontation with security operatives.
The statement reads partly: “The entire Biafra land will be locked down every Monday from 6:00am to 6:00pm beginning from tomorrow, August 9, 2021until our leader, Nnamdi Kanu who was abducted in Kenya and brought back to Nigeria and locked up in DSS dungeon in clear violation of international laws is freed.
“Consequently, there will be no movement throughout Biafra land on Mondays until our leader who is suffering for our freedom is released. This protest is peaceful but firm. Everybody is advised to stay indoors in total compliance.
“We want his immediate release and our total freedom, and cannot hesitate to pay any sacrifice needed to achieve this including locking down the entire Biafra land on Mondays.
“All residents and visitors in Biafra land are advised to comply with the order. Nobody should go out to avoid any clash or intimidation by the wicked Nigeria security agents.”