The sit-at-home order to mark Biafran independence by the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra didn’t maintain water in elements of Awka, the Anambra State capital, as individuals went about their regular companies on Saturday.
In the meantime, in Owerri Imo State, the sit-at-home paralysed financial and social actions as residents remained indoors, fearing for attainable clashes between IPOB members and the safety businesses.
The sit-at-home remains to be for Could 30 and 31, however the preparations in direction of the 2 days are already making the air frenzy within the South-East states as safety businesses have calmed individuals to go about their regular companies.
IPOB chief, Nnamdi Kanu, declared the sit-at-home.
An Awka resident, Mr Mike Uche, stated that he heard concerning the sit-at-home order however acknowledged that no one was observing it.
In Onitsha, Anambra, there was even a gridlock as some travellers en route Onitsha to Asaba and different elements of the nation have been delayed by safety checks on the busy Niger Bridge, Onitsha in Anambra.
A few of them stated the travellers have been made to spend hours on the Bridgehead earlier than crossing.
A traveller, who pleaded anonymity, stated he joined an early morning car heading to Lagos however was delayed by the checkpoint mounted by the police and the Nigerian Military.
“I’ve spent greater than three hours right here attempting to drive throughout the Bridgehead. They stated some gunmen killed 5 troopers yesterday at Ihiala. I consider that for this reason they’re delaying us right here,” the supply stated.
In the meantime, developments on Saturday in Owerri revealed that residents of the state abandoned markets and streets of the state capital for security.
Individuals additionally evaded the Authorities Home axis with companies round it locked whereas a mixed group of safety businesses was seen patrolling the state capital’s streets.
The Commissioner of Police within the state, Abutu Yaro, had earlier issued a press release, assuring residents of enough safety and urged the individuals to disregard the menace.
However solely the presence of the navy and police forces have been observed, whereas individuals evaded the favored Ekeukwu Owerri Market and the timber market in Naze.
A industrial motorist, Okechukwu Nnaji, stated motorists began experiencing poor patronage from commuters from Could 28.
“As I communicate with you, I’ve not gotten N 2,000 for 3 days now. I usually make N8,000 every day,” he stated.