IPOB Order Experience High Compliance in Anambra
Major cities in Anambra State southeast Nigeria, including Awka, Onitsha, Nnewi, Ekwulobia and others were on Monday shut down in compliance with the directive of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB
The group had called for a shutdown of businesses in the South-East states, every Monday until its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who is in the custody of the Directorate of State Services (DSS) and standing trial regains freedom.
There had been confusion yesterday as to whether the exercise would hold or not.
This was because of a counter directive by a brother to Kanu, who had said the exercise had been called off to allow students sitting for the NECO examination to do so.
The spokesperson of the group, Emma Powerful quickly refuted the claim, saying the order was sacrosanct.
Monday’s sit-at-home registered heavy compliance in Anambra, with banks, schools, markets, shops, eateries and other businesses deserted.
Although, Mix reactions greeted the exercise in Awka as residents expressed diverse views about the sit-at-home order imposed on the south-east by the members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.