The lead counsel to IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has denied reports that the former is behind the sit-at-home order in the southeast.
Ejiofor made the clarification after a routine meeting with Kanu at the Department of State Services (DSS) facility in Abuja.
According to him, the sit-at-home order in the region is being enforced by rebels and not the embattled IPOB leader.
“Kanu unequivocally stated that he has not ordered any sit-at-home.
“He directs that all our people should go about their normal life and businesses without let or hindrance so as not to destroy the socio-economic life of our people, which have become the envy of all.
“Destructive activities of some hired marauders who are presently exploiting the temporary absence of Onyendu to cause untold mayhem, vandalism and calamity on our sacred ancestral lands were thoroughly discussed.
“Onyendu reiterated and emphasised his long-held position of distancing himself and his IPOB movement from the illegal and nefarious activities of these God-forsaken elements who mean no well for the Ndigbo and Alaigbo”, the statement reads.