Biafra sit at home: Delta witnesses partial compliance
Delta State witnessed partial compliance in the sit-at-home order by Biafran agitators, the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Biafra Independent Movement (BIM).
All the schools and business houses were closed in support of the Indigenous People of Biafra, and the popular Ogbogonogo market in Asaba also observed strict adherence.
The owners of eateries and other private businesses, especially the commercial bus drivers, plying Asaba-Onitsha fully complied for fear of unknown. But, the commercial banks in Asaba metropolis ignored the protest of sit at home. While the supporters of Chief Ralph Uwazuruike led MASSOB/BIM were not support of the directive because they had celebrated Biafran Day on May 22, but that the sit-at-home declaration by IPOB was part of the line up programme of events.
Chief Joseph Odigbo and Emeka Okafor, members of the elders-in-council of BIM in Delta South and North zones said nothing would derail them from actualizing the sovereign state of Biafra.
Unlike Delta State, in total compliance to the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other Pro-Biafra groups in the Southeast, economic and social activities in Enugu state have been paralyzed as the State observed the order. Vanguard reported that “Major Markets, Banks, Parks, Schools in Enugu metropolis were deserted quiet and abandoned. Ogbete main market, New market, Kenyeta market, Gariki were deserted. some Schools like Government Secondary School, Army day Secondary School,Parks like Onitsha South mass transit, GOU, Young, Ifesinachi, Royal mass transit and some Banks visited were deserted.”
Meanwhile, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa had urged workers not to panic but go about their normal duties, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Zanna M. Ibrahim, had threatened to deal without any member of the group.
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