Indigenous People of Biafra group’s protests cuts short the meeting of Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion.
The Church of Nigeria meeting which was supposed to end on Friday had 170 bishops from all over Nigeria in attendance.
The IPOB threat included restriction of movement and shutdown of institutions like banks and markets in the South-East geo-political zone.
Most Revered Nicholas Okoh, the primate of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, appealed to the Federal Government to disarm the Fulani herdsmen who, he noted, had murdered the peace of the country. He also begged the militants to spare the economy and stop bombing oil facilities.
Media and. Publicity secretary to IPOB Emma Powerful said “As we make our positive statement on Friday, about how we feel in this false union and false marriage of incompatible bed fellows, between 7am and 4pm, by sitting at home, it becomes necessary to remind ourselves why it is important to save and protect the future of our unborn progeny.”
Meanwhile, the Abia state police command has said attempts to disturb economic and social activities of the state would be met with harsh punishment.