Banks, Markets Shut, Streets Empty In Imo As Residents Observe Sit-At-Home Order


Despite assurances by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that it would not enforce the sit-at-home order, residents of Owerri kept off the streets on Monday.

File photo of an empty street. | Source: DailyTrust

IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, had given assurances that the group would not enforce the weekly order.

DailyTrust report that as early as 6 am the streets and observed the ever-bubbling Owerri streets were virtually empty.

Even the few commercial vehicles, described as the early risers that convey women to markets to buy foodstuffs, kept off while school children who began their BECE (Junior WAEC) were stranded as they could not get vehicles to convey them to schools.

It was not certain if the examination went on as scheduled as many parents were apprehensive to allow their children into the streets.

However, the situation had started loosening up as some commercial vehicles were seen plying their trade, but banks and commercial centres still remained shut.

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