Residents in the South East region on Monday have shut businesses and deserted the street in compliance with the sit-at-home order issued by the proscribed group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Emma Powerful, Spokesperson of the group had earlier stated that human and vehicular movement would be restricted across the South-East on Monday to mark the 54th anniversary of Biafra.
In compliance with this, TOS News gathered that streets in Owerri, Imo State capital were empty. Businesses, schools, and other major economic hubs were shut. Vehicular movements were also grounded.
Nonetheless, there is a heavy presence of security personnel in strategic places in the city to curb any breakdown of law and order.
Also in Abia State, residents deserted streets and shops are under locked. The situation is not different in Anambra State. Economic and social activities have been halted and there is a heavy security presence in major locations of the state to maintain law and order.
The situation is the same in Ebonyi State, although few vehicles were seen on the highway. The inner streets were deserted with security men positioned at different locations.
The state governor, David Umahi who had earlier warned that traders who comply with the Monday’s sit-at-home order should be ready to forfeit their shops made a U-turn on Sunday that no resident will be penalised if he or she chooses to stay at home.
See some photos shared by Twitter users across the South East
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