Reports reaching us have it that Gunmen suspected to be enforcing the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has destroyed Tricycle (Keke Napep) in Enugu State.
The gunmen, according to reports also set ablaze vehicle, supplying Bread in Emene, area of Enugu State.
The act which brought the presence of the security personnel in the area led to a heavy shootout between the security agents and the gunmen.
IPOB had yesterday, announced there will be another Sit-at-home in all states of the Southeast region today, September 14, an exercise they said will take place in honour and remembrance of the Military invasion of their leader’s home on 14th September, 2017.
The group who held similar protests yesterday across the region, insisted that there will also be another sit-at-home on Friday.
Recall that IPOB, in a statement on Friday through its Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, had stated that the Monday, August 9th, 2021, will be a total lockdown tagged: “Ghost Monday.”
The statement said that “Ghost Monday,” which would affect all economic activities including schools and marketplaces, would continue every Monday until its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is released.
The group had subsequently called off the protest, noting that it will only be held on the day Its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will appear in court for his trial.
While the order was communicated among the followers, however, it was rejected by most of the IPOB members who argued that their leader Mazi Kanu couldn’t have given such directive since he is being held in the DSS custody.
In Abia State, the Sit-at-home order also took place in major cities, especially Aba – the commercial hub of the state.
Markets, Schools and Banks have remained closed. Likewise, commercial drivers and Tricycle operators – Street are empty and this has continued to take place every Monday started from August 9th.
In Anambra State, the governor, Willie Obiano came out yesterday in the market and urged traders to open their shops, promising to provide security for them if the need arises.