The separatist group in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, entitled, “Ignore fake news on sit-at-home on Monday and Tuesday,” described the claim as a fabricated statement by mischief-makers.
“We want to make it categorically clear that the purported statement did not emanate from IPoB, and we completely dissociate ourselves from such falsehood.
“We, therefore, urge members of the public to ignore the purported statement and utter falsehood being peddled to create confusion and demarket IPoB.
“For the sake of clarity, IPoB has not called for any sit-at-home except on Thursday, October 21 when our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, will appear in court in Abuja.
“We warn all those behind this rumour to retrace their steps and stop tarnishing the good image of IPoB.
“Anybody sitting at home on Mondays does so out of one’s volition and not on the orders of IPOB.
“We also urge the public to ignore the fake news that our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been taken away by a foreign government.”