The Indigineous People of Biafra(IPOB) has suspended the sit- at-home order still Imo resident fail to to open banks,businesses,centers,eateries on Monday in Owerri,the Imo State.
Observation carried out this Monday morning in the state capital, has it that streets and roads were deserted.
While businesses, especially markets operated on a low level, few persons who came out found it difficult to get commercial vehicles, tricycles and motorbikes they could board to their destinations.
Report from credible source has it that: Alana International Market, Ekeukwu Owerri, Amakaohia and Akwakuma markets were nearly empty.
Even the ever-busy Imo State university Roundabout, Government House Roundabout, Cherubim Junction, Control Post Roundabout, Warehouse Roundabout, Emmanuel College Roundabout and Fire service Roundabout all in Owerri were deserted on Monday morning.
Cooperate offices, roadside business owners in Ikenegbu, Mbari, Okigwe Road, IMSU junction and Aba Road also failed to open for the day’s business engagement.
An artisan, who didn’t disclose his name, said that he didn’t go to work because he didn’t believe the news that IPOB had cancelled the sit-at-home order.
He said that the news that the sit-at-home order had been suspended could be a ploy to lure people out so that they would be harmed.
The artisan who spoke in his mother tongue said, “I am not going anywhere. I will stay at home today because my life is more important to me. They may be telling us that the sit-at-home order has been cancelled so that we will come out and be harmed. One day with my family will not kill me.”
The Indigineous People Of Biafra(IPOB) had declared a sit-at-home order in the South-East every Monday to protest the detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The order turned bloody last Monday as about eight persons were killed by hoodlums.
A statement made by Emma Powerful on behalf of the secessionist group, however, suspended the order on, adding that the sit-at-home would now hold whenever Kanu appears in court.