The sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a secessionist group in Nigeria, has received a boost in Enugu following an endorsement by 12 groups in the state.
Concise News learned that the 12 groups met on Monday and endorsed the move.
The meeting held at the residence of Deputy Leader of Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA), Chief Maria Okwor, was attended by traditional rulers, trade associations, youth groups and student organisations.
Okwor, who convened the meeting, said the decision to support the sit-at-home order followed the humiliation meted out to Igbo women recently during a peaceful demonstration in Owerri against the way democracy was being run in the country.
The ECA deputy leader, who stated that it was sad that the women were locked in prison after their arrest, condemned the continued ill-treatment of Ndigbo as a “conquered people.”
Okwor, therefore, called on Ndigbo to sit at home on September 14, 2018, to express their frustration with Nigeria, adding that Nigeria should be returned to the 1963 Constitution for it to survive.