Commercial actions got here to a standstill on Monday in Owerri, Imo State as residents abandoned the streets in compliance with the sit-at-home order issued by the chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
IPOB, by way of its Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, had earlier mentioned human and vehicular actions can be restricted throughout the South-East on Monday to mark the 54th anniversary of Biafra.
But the Imo State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, and the police had additionally requested the individuals to disregard the separatist group’s sit-at-home order.
Punch reported that industrial banks, colleges, retailers, malls, have been all shut in Owerri on Monday morning.
Also, industrial and personal autos abandoned the roads within the state capital for concern of being shot by IPOB operatives.
It was gathered that the House of Representatives suspended its structure evaluate listening to in Imo and Abia States. The listening to was scheduled to carry within the two South-Eastern states this week.
The suspension of the structure evaluate listening to within the two South-Eastern states adopted the sadistic killings and destruction of police states, and different authorities property within the two states.
Also, there appears to be palpable concern in several elements of Ebonyi State, following the declaration of sit at residence order by IPOB within the state.
According to experiences, the extent of compliance in Ebonyi State is 100 per cent as retailers, enterprise centres, parks, stadium, leisure Centres, banks, universities, colleges each personal and public amongst others will not be opened for actions.
Vehicles and bikes are hardly seen on the highway in Abakaliki, the state capital which is uncommon in a state of quietness.
In Ebonyi, a supply who spoke with Vanguard mentioned a bunch of younger males have been seen molesting passersby and motorbike operators for violating the sit-at-home order at Ozibo Development Centre.
The supply mentioned: “This sit-at-home is very strong in my place. Motorcycles are being set ablaze with motorists and passersby molested by ‘the boys’ who landed with buses and divided themselves into groups inside bushes along the road.”
Situation report inside the axis of Nnodo, Ebebe junction, and Ogbaga highway reveal complete compliance to the sit at residence order within the state.
An eyewitness noticed that “What I am seeing now is not funny. The unknown mob, fierce-looking, carrying gallons of fuel, matchets, faces covered, numbering over 50 just pursued a car at a bridge close to my residence; the driver escaped and they burnt his car. Thereafter heading towards Ebebe junction. Please all should sit at home.”
An unconfirmed report has it that taking pictures was heard round Amikeaba Community of Ebonyi Local Government Area of the State.
“As I’m talking to you now, we are hearing gunshots from the Amikeaba area. It is like there’s a gun battle between the police and hoodlums in the area. We are in shock despite remaining in our houses. This is terrible.”
Vanguard additional reported that every one banks, Glo World retailers, MTN retailers alongside each Ogoja Road and waterworks have been shut as streets have been abandoned.
The solely motorbike and tricycle operators on the highway have been seen with leaves on their bikes and tricycles to point out solidarity whereas transport corporations alongside Afikpo Road didn’t open for enterprise.
The growth in Ebonyi is in complete compliance with the sit-at-home order as this has by no means occurred earlier than within the historical past of Biafran agitation within the state.