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During the civil war, we ran out of food supplies and international aids coming our way were blockaded.

We lost lives; we lost wealth. Nevertheless, we later rebuilt our lives and created massive wealth by dint of hard work.

They say we are landlocked, that we are just a dot in a circle. We neither have seaports nor functional cargo airports in our zone.

We are mostly businesspeople but everything we need to do our business in Nigeria is located elsewhere.

We want a country. We want freedom. We want more prosperity. But sometimes ignorance can be both beautiful and alluring.

The weekly sit-at-home imposed on Igbo people in Ala Igbo by IPOB is praiseworthy in superficial philosophy but thoughtless and profoundly harmful on thorough consideration.

I have read people's graphic effort at eulogizing and glamourizing this error purported to be a way of registering the Igbo's collective protest against the arrest and detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu but alas, that is woefully counterintuitive.

You do not't turn around to set your house ablaze to protest the killing of your brethren in a war being waged in a faraway foreign land.

Every Monday nowadays, shops, businesses and markets are coercively shut down in Ala Igbo. People are afraid to be found trying to earn their daily meal lest they be hacked down by their own.

In the past, THEY committed the atrocities against us; today, we are doing it to ourselves by ourselves. Today, we are whipping ourselves and haemorrhaging profusely in the hope that those who want us dead would be moved to sympathy. What an irony!

We are losing enormously but it takes unemployment, frank idleness and the privilege of inherited or stolen money, and that of living overseas and typing aware at one's keyboard in a cosy atmosphere to not appreciate it.

We have forgotten that there are households that would starve unless parents step out to earn wages on a daily basis.

We say it is only Monday, but we fail to realize how Monday affects Sunday and Tuesday. Monday is the first working day of the week and there is so much usually planned for it. Why does this have to explained?

The first episode of sit-at-home order issued by IPOB resonated with many Igbos at home on ideological levels and quite a number of people were willing to cooperate to make the intended point.

However, the idea of weekly sit-at-home is tyrannical and inimical to the economy of the South East. It is cutting our nose to spite our face.

It has been alleged that IPOB has rescinded the illegal order; if that is true, why have they not given as much publicity to the reversal as they did the initial order? The media/channels are still there.

Our people are getting poor, and it is self-imposed impoverishment. We should take timely counsel and restore normalcy and freedom to our people.

If we want to effectively protest Nnamdi Kanu's arrest and detention, we should assemble at Abuja with our placards and occupy till we are heard instead of pauperizing our people, restricting their freedom and making them live in perpetual fear.
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