Economic and commercial activities were paralysed on Monday in the South-East region of the country. This is in compliance with the sit-at-home order issued by the proscribed group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The sit at Home order was in commemoration of the 54th anniversary of Biafra.
Emma Powerful IPOB’s spokesperson had said the human and vehicular movement would be restricted across the South-East on Monday to mark the 54th anniversary of Biafra.
Even though there was a heavy presence of security operatives in strategic places in many cities across the region to forestall any breakdown of law and order, most cities were empty, as Businesses, schools, and other major economic hubs were shut. Vehicular movements were also grounded., in total compliance of the order
In Abia State, streets were deserted and shops are under lock and key while in Anambra State, the situation is the same. 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 not too different in Ebonyi State as few vehicles were seen on the highway. The inner streets were deserted with security men positioned at different locations.
According to Channels Television, many businesses in Delta State capital, Asaba were also shut as residents comply with the sit-at-home order. Banks and major shopping malls were closed.
At the popular wood market along the Asaba-Onitsha expressway, most shops were closed with a few traders around.
The expressway leading to the head bridge was completely deserted while businesses along the expressway were also shut.