Awka - Friday’s sit- at- home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has forced the standing committee of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion to abruptly end its meeting in Awka on Wednesday, reports Vanguard.
The meeting, which was attended by 170 Bishops from all the Dioceses in the country, is the highest decision-making gathering of the church
The meeting was supposed to have ended on Friday.
According to the IPOB threat, all markets, banks and other institutions would be shut and movement restricted in the entire South East geo-political zone.
The holiday according to the News 24 was declared to show full support for Nnamdi Kanu and to show annoyance over the unlawful arrest of the IPOB leader.
The group said the holiday will be observed in the South-east and South-south regions
Primate of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Nicolas Okoh, who expressed concern over the IPOB order, had earlier pleaded with the group to allow the Bishops leave the state, arguing that the order would adversely affect their departure if carried out.
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Following the decision, the Bishops hurriedly issued a statement appealing to the Niger Delta militants to stop the bombing of oil facilities in their region in the interest of the country.
They also appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to convene a roundtable meeting between government and the agitators in order to address their grievances.
- News 24