In response to a recent threat by the factional leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Simon Ekpa, to impose another sit-at-home order in the entire South East geopolitical zone, the Anambra State government has declared its unwavering stance against yielding to non-state actors.
Expressing their reaction to the threat, the state government, represented by Mr. Christian Aburime, the press secretary to Governor Chukwuma Soludo, labeled Ekpa as a fugitive and urged the public to completely disregard him.
Aburime said: “Anambra State under the leadership of Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo will never yield to non-state actors on this illegal sit-at-home order.
“Simon Ekpa is a fugitive and rabble rouser who should be completely ignored by the citizens of Anambra and by extension the entire South East. The imposition of sit-at-home orders by unauthorized individuals or groups is a clear violation of the law and Anambra State will never observe any sit-at-home order by a Simon Ekpa.
“Our markets, schools, businesses and other social activities will remain open.
Anambra State will never be a breeding ground for anarchy, fear or lawlessness.”