The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has said the sit-at-home order of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has come to an end in most parts of Imo State, except in some rural communities.
Mr Uzodinma disclosed this on Tuesday during an interview on “Politics Today”, a political programme on Channels TV.
IPOB had last year announced Mondays as sit-at-home days in the South-east to force the federal government to release its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who is standing trial for treason.
The governor said the people of the state now move freely on Mondays.
He said the government of Imo State has given adequate support to security agencies in the state thereby allowing people to move freely on such days.
“If you come to Imo, there is nothing called sit-at-home again. We have been able to support our security officers to occupy the space,” he said.
He also stated that he is opposed to arming vigilante groups, including Ebube Agu floated by state governments in the South-east because they are not properly trained.
Mr Uzodinma stated that the South-east security outfit should be saddled with intelligence gathering to assist other security outfits.
Ebube Agu has been accused of human rights violations and extrajudicial killings in the region, particularly in Imo State.
In July, the outfit was accused of carrying out a massacre in Otulu Ubawaha, a community in Oru Local Government of Imo State.