Owerri, the Imo State capital, was a shadow of itself on Monday as residents continued to remain indoors in compliance with the sit-at-home order of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra within the 5 South-East states of Nigeria.
This has continued two months after the separatist group, IPOB, stated it had cancelled its weekly sit-at-home order in protest in opposition to the detention of its chief, Nnamdi Kanu, by the Federal Authorities.
On Monday in Owerri, banks, colleges, markets and workplaces had been beneath lock and key.
Our correspondent who monitored the event, noticed youths enjoying soccer at Ikenegbu, a spot identified for enormous financial actions.
College students of Imo State College refused to attend lecturers as mother and father and guardians saved their youngsters and wards at house.
Other than pharmacy retailers, all of the stalls on Mbari, Okigwe Street, Imo State College junction, Management Submit Roundabout, Akwakuma, Amakaohia and Wethedral roads, had been locked.
Just a few individuals who got here out had been seen trekking as business autos stayed away from the roads.
Our correspondent noticed safety operatives mounting a roadblock on the Orji flyover on Owerri- Okigwe Street, as different safety brokers patrolled the city.
A newspaper vendor, merely often called Onyebuchi, informed our correspondent that he was not making gross sales as lots of his prospects didn’t come out.
He stated, “I’ve not been making gross sales since morning. No gross sales in any respect. I simply got here out as a result of it’s higher to be right here than to be at house doing nothing.”