By Olufelade Oyinade
A former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Professor Chidi Odinkalu, has described IPOB militants who invaded a school in Imo with guns in a bid to enforce the Monday sit-at-home as madness.
IPOB had declared a order sit-at-home in solidarity with its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who had been held by the government of Nigeria and being tried for treason.
The order, we gathered was later canceled because of its economic impact on the lives of South Easterners who are mainly business people. But fringe members of the organization have continued to enforce the sit-at-home.
Odinkalu said the action of the militants was the direct opposite of what they claimed to be fighting for, which is justice and equity.
He said via his Twitter handle that: “The goal of the struggle is to spare children from the scourge of discrimination that blighted the lives of their parents and grand-parents.
IPOB operatives have been accused to have invaded the Comprehensive Secondary School, Nkume in the Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State and stopped students from taking their examination and also set ablaze motorcycles and bicycles belonging to staff and students.