The ‘Sit-at-Home’ order issued by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a self-dermination group, in the South-East zone of the Nigeria is being followed by the residents of the states, reports Effiezy.
Nnamdi Kanu – IPOB leader, had issued the no-movement directive to mark what it termed the Biafra Day, a reference to May 30, 1967, the day the General Yakubu Gowon-led Federal Government declared a full-blown war with the then Eastern Regional Government headed by the late Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, for declaring the section of the country an independent nation to be known as the Republic of Biafra.
The day of the directive was shifted by the group to Monday 31st May 2021, to allow Christains attend church the previous day.
Effiezy gathered, all the major cities in the 5 South East states – Owerri, Enugu, Awka, Aba, Onitsha, Abakaliki, Umuahia, Nsukka and others are all deserted as no movement is recorded and businesses are also closed
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In eastern Nigeria, citizens have deserted the Enugu-Onitsha highway and other parts of the region, following the #SitAtHome order from @MaziNnamdiKanu, the head of IPOB. We are following the event closely and will bring you more details. pic.twitter.com/463oZ6Gmfd— Gazette Africa (@GazetteAfrica) May 31, 2021