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IPOB Sit-At-Home Order Paralyzes Businesses In Imo And Anambra, Despite Security Presence



In compliance with the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), residents of Owerri, the Imo State capital, remained indoors on Thursday.

Despite assurances from the police of their safety, shops, markets, and public and private offices were closed, bringing economic activities to a halt.

The usually bustling streets and major roads were empty with few people seen at bus stops.

Our correspondent, who moved around the metropolis, observed that the city was deserted, with many residents opting to stay at home rather than risk venturing out.

However, a notable exception was seen as few students taking the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) exam were spotted as early as 7:30 am heading to schools with caution.

Meanwhile, security operatives in Anambra have killed an alleged member of the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) and injured three others trying to enforce sit-at-home in the State.

The incident happened at Oba flyover, in Idemili South local government area.

However, despite assurances of police and security forces to residents, residents of Anambra stayed indoors on Thursday.

Our correspondent observed that every road in the state is empty from Awka to Onitsha and Nnewi.

Even construction workers at Ekwulobia, engaged by Governor Chukwuma Soludo for the flyover that links Oko, Igboukwu and Amawbia abandoned the sites.

No market in Anambra opened for business, including shops and garages.

Anambra Police Command, in a statement by the spokesman, Ikenga Tochukwu, said the IPOB members were intercepted while operating on motorbike before they opened fire

During the encounter, one miscreant was apprehended, I while the other three managed to evade capture, sustaining bullet injuries in the process

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