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The proscribed group, Indegenous
People of Biafra (IPOB) have revealed it would embark on protests targeting assets alledgedly acquired through corrupt means on Monday, 26th October, 2020.

In a statement issued by the group’s Spokesman, Emma Powerful which was obtained by CAPITAL POST on Sunday, indicated that the protest would be simultaneously carried out in
Benin, Enugu, Aba, Abakaliki, Umuahia, Nnewi, Uyo, Calabar, Onitsha and among other States.

The statement noted that the group will embark on cleanup exercise, saying that it wasn’t happy with hoodlums’ attack on innocent citizens in a dastardly manner.

According to them, there are rubbishes as a result of hoodlums’ attacks that needed to be cleaned up, adding that they have made the necessary arrangements to protect the lives and properties of innocent citizens from being attacked by rented hoodlums and political thugs.

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Emma Powerful added that, the group will however, target assets
acquired with looted public funds by corrupt politicians which have been identified already.

The group warned that it would not tolerate attack on private property of innocent citizens in Biafra land, stressing that they were ready to tackle any errant individuals or group on the spot.

“It is important to note that anybody found attacking or engaging in arson or wanton destruction of private property will be dealt with on the spot.

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“Peaceful protests will commence after the clean-up but will only be confined to designated locations, there will be no procession or street march.

“Marching on the streets will not be tolerated as not to give room to mischief makers to breach public peace.

“We are hereby issuing a warning that any hoodlum or rented thugs found at the venue of any protest will be mercilessly dealt with by the people.

“We urge them to steer clear or better join us in the clean-up and peaceful gathering afterwards.

“Anybody found wandering near a bank or loitering with intent will be moved on.

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“People will not be allowed to congregate near a bank or financial institution. No act capable of breaching the peace will be tolerated from Monday the 26th of October 2020 onwards.

“Protests and gatherings will be held but it must be peaceful and orderly. No criminality of any form will be condoned, either from hoodlums, hired thugs, the police or the army. Everybody must be well behaved.

“It is our hope that protests across Biafraland and Nigeria must continue until all demands made by the leaders of EndSars movement met in quick time,” the statement concluded.

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