Thursday, 22 September 2016

SIT-AT-HOME: Police warn group, as IPOB says no going back on protest

THE five-day standing committee of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, ended abruptly in Awka, on Wednesday, following the sit-at-home threat by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The meeting, attended by 170 Bishops from all the Dioceses in the country, was the highest decision-making gathering of the church and would 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.
There were visible signs yesterday in the state of security beef up in various parts of the state.
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.