Some main roads within the South-East states of Anambra and Imo remained abandoned on Monday whereas some companies had been additionally shut in observance of the sit-at-home regardless of a counter-directive from the chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Kanu, the detained IPOB chief, had final Friday via a launch by IPOB, suspended the sit-at-home besides on courtroom trial days so as to not have an effect on the financial and enterprise lives of the South-Easterners.
Checks by SaharaReporters on Monday morning nonetheless revealed that the majority cities within the South-East nonetheless noticed the sit-at-home as some main roads had been abandoned and lots of companies remained shut.
“Everywhere looks deserted from busy streets to major market roads. One of them is the Aba-Port-Harcourt Road in Abia State. It is quite scanty. No movement,” an observer said.
The similar was seen alongside the Onitsha-Owerri Road as folks intentionally selected to take a seat at dwelling.
“Most filling stations are shut in Onitsha, Anambra State this morning. Orlu Road in Imo State is also deserted,” one other resident informed SaharaReporters.
Aba city in Abia seems like a ghost city whereas Nsukka in Enugu was additionally abandoned on Monday morning.
“Some business owners and consumers sat at home not necessarily because they love to, but because they don’t want to die. Even though IPOB has allowed people to come out, but what about the miscreants and hoodlums waiting for an opportunity to break into shops and loot people’s goods in the name of disobedience?” a resident queried.
SaharaReporters had on Saturday reported that IPOB defined why it suspended the weekly sit-at-home order within the South-East states which it earlier instructed.
The secessionist group had introduced a complete lockdown of social and financial actions each Monday ranging from August 9 within the South-East area of the nation.
Speaking on Radio Biafra, IPOB’s govt, Chika Edoziem, had introduced the suspension of the motion.
Edoziem mentioned the sit-at-home could be declared at any time when Kanu could be making look in courtroom and never each Monday as earlier directed.
Reacting, the group’s media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, had defined that the suspension was a directive from the chief, Kanu.
He mentioned the group had taken into cognizance the issues expressed by Biafrans everywhere in the world over the suspension of the sit-at-home directive.
He, nonetheless, said that ought to there be one other directive from the group’s highest command requiring a reactivation of the suspended weekly sit-at-home, there could be no hesitation to carry the suspension.
The assertion reads, “The suspension of the sit-at-home by the IPOB Head of Directorate was as a result of a direct order from the leader of this great movement, Nnamdi Kanu.
“There is no gainsaying the fact that one of the major fundamental guiding principles of IPOB is command and control. This simply means that all commands from the supreme leader of IPOB will be obeyed and implemented to the latter by the Directorate of State of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
“Bearing in mind therefore that this principle has enabled this movement to surpass even the expectations of both Biafrans and non-Biafrans alike, the leadership wishes to encourage Biafran to focus on the most pressing issue confronting this great family presently which is ensuring the safety of our leader while still in the illegal custody of the DSS and to secure his unconditional release from detention.
“In accordance with the directive from our leader, our sit-at-home will in the meantime be observed on the date of our leader’s court appearances.”