The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said that it’s contemplating recommencing the each Monday sit-at-home order it earlier made to push for the discharge of its chief, Nnamdi Kanu, from detention.
The group had final weekend whereas talking via its publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, referred to as off the sit-at-home order, saying that the train would henceforth maintain solely on days its chief, Kanu would seem in courtroom.
But regardless of the suspension of the train, Awka, Onitsha, Nnewi, Nsukka, Aba and different main cities within the South-East states on Monday noticed the sit-at-home order, making the group rethink its stand.
Emma Powerful, who spoke to some journalists, in response to the observance of the order, regardless of the suspension, stated that IPOB was not forcing anybody to remain at dwelling, however added that folks voluntarily determined to watch it to point out how they really feel in regards to the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu.
He stated the train was not solely banned however was solely suspended, and that for the reason that folks had been high quality with it, the group would possibly reintroduce it.
He, nonetheless, stated that might be after due session.
“Yes, we observed that people decided to sit at home today. We did not tell them to do so, and we did not force anybody,” Powerful stated.
“They are doing it to show how they feel about the detention of Kanu.
“We suspended the sit-at-home for this Monday, but after consultation, we can decide to order that people should sit at home again by next Monday. As for this Monday, the people are just expressing their feelings. We are still consulting, and we will let people know later,” he famous.
SaharaReporters earlier at this time reported that 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 IPOB.
Checks by SaharaReporters on Monday morning had revealed that the majority cities within the South-East nonetheless noticed the sit-at-home as some main roads had been abandoned and plenty of companies remained shut at this time in compliance with the outdated order.
“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 had said.
The identical was seen alongside the Onitsha-Owerri street 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 had advised SaharaReporters.
Aba city in Abia is a ghost city whereas Nsukka in Enugu can also be 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 had queried.