Ethiopian Airlines cancels Enugu international flights, citing sit-at-home disruptions activated by youths of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra.
Ethiopian Airlines yesterday, Monday 4 October, failed for the second time to operate its scheduled international flight to Enugu Airport.
The airline announced on 19 September the resumption of international fights to Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu from 1 October.
However, Ethiopian regretted that it could not operate the 1 October maiden resumption flight due to IPOB’s sit-at-home disruptions.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) youths decreed another sit-at-home order on 1 October which is Nigeria’s National Day.
Although IPON leadership formally cancelled the order, rogue elements in the separatist movement have been illegally enforcing the order.
Yesterday, the airline failed to operate a second scheduled flight into Enugu. Nigerian officials gave similar excuse for the boycott.
Thus, the Biafra separatist group has effectively prevented international travellers from directly connecting to the South East through Enugu Airport.
The airline had announced on September 19 that it was going to resume international flights as from 1st of October which happened to be a Friday.
Unfortunately the indigenous people of Biafra once again designated Nigeria’s national day celebration as is sit at home day as well.
Before now the separatist group has been enforcing a Monday weekly sit-in for residents of the Southeast region.
Ethiopia Airlines has consequently announced that it could not operate its scheduled flights into enugu because of the sit at home disruption