The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has ordered its members to henceforth suspend all forms of gathering/meeting in Nigeria, according to a statement released by the group’s Head of Directorate of State, Chika Edoziem.
Accordingly, IPOB has urged its members to be more vigilant and avoid answering strange calls and engaging in conversations in public places.
The suspension of meetings became necessary as part of measures by the pro-Biafra group to beat security clamp-down and shoot-at-sight order on IPOB members given by President Muhammadu Buhari, a development which has, in the past few weeks, resulted in the extra-judicial murder of unarmed youths in parts of south east and south south states by soldiers.
“As a result of heightened state of affairs with respect to the self-determination struggle of the Indigenous People of Biafra coupled with the intelligence at our disposal, it has become imperative to suspend till further notice all IPOB physical family gatherings in Nigeria,” the statement read in part.
“All family members are hereby advised to be extra vigilant in their interactions with people and phone numbers they are not familiar with.”