Has IPOB lost control over its members as sit-at-home continues in S’east despite indefinite suspension?
By Kalu Nwokoro Idika
Many keen observers have continued to wonder if the leadership of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), has lost control over their members.
There is somewhat divided opinion among some members of the movement after the Directorate of State (DOS), which is the highest decision making body of the separatist movement announced the indefinite suspension of the initial sit-at-home which was designed as a form of solidarity to their detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Moreover, despite a note of warning which was fired by the leadership of the movement to some of their defiant members, unscrupulous elements among their midst have blatantly refused to listen to the voice of reason and continued to enforce the suspended sit at home with the use of threat and intimidation
The inability of the leadership of the movement to tame these toxic elements that are going against their order, shows that they have lost respect and control of their members.
This ugly situation if not caged at the moment, will further damage and weaken the entire structure of the movement. It will also pave way for other unscrupulous elements to strike from their little corners and completely decimate the world wide reputation of group.
However, some key economic hubs in the southeast region today have been deserted and businesses under lock and key. This is a dangerous signal to the leadership of IPOB.
If IPOB leadership cannot longer control their members, it means, danger is gradually lurking