IPOB’s sit-at-home order today working-business activities paralyze in S/East
The state at home order called by Biafran agitators appeared to be working as all business activities in the states of the South East remained shot.
Similarly, all private and mission schools in Anambra State would remain closed today in obedience to the sit-at-home directive by the Indigenous People of Biafra, ( IPOB)on any breach of peace in the south east and south states.
Various churches in Anambra announced to their congregation on Sunday that all schools managed by them should remain closed to enable them remember all those who died during the Biafra war.
Equally, private schools authorities gave their pupils a free day and urged them to remain in their homes.
Also out of fear, many banks announced that they would not open to public, although they would work in their offices.
Many people made panic purchases of their household requirements, yesterday, as the various markets prepare to lock up in obedience to the IPOB sit-at-home order.
Meanwhile, IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, said information reaching the organisation showed that about 70 truckloads of soldiers with ammunition were heading to Umuahia, the home town of IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, from Enugu.
He also said military helicopters were hovering around Umuahia to the discomfort of the inhabitants of the town and urged Biafra supporters to be on the alert and to start heading to Umuahia at short notice.
“The soldiers are spoiling for war in a serious bid to eliminate our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu,” Powerful alleged.
The Police commands in South-East states have warned members of IPOB, and Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, (MASSOB), against forcing the people to stay at home today.
The Police in Anambra State, yesterday, cautioned the people of the state against going out on the streets to undermine the rights of others, warning that it will clamp down on any group or persons that toe the part of criminality in the guise of any protest in the state.
The state police boss, Sam Okaula, who spoke over the planned sit-at-home protest by Biafran agitators, stated that the police will not allow miscreants and hoodlums to operate under any guise in the state and will do everything within its power to suppress them.
According to him, “anybody who has any axe to grind with anybody should take the rightful steps and possibly go to established system to settle that and not going to the streets, undermining the rights of others.”