Despite suspension, IPOB’s Sit-At-Home Order, Again Grounds Businesses In Imo, Other Southeast States

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Despite the announced suspension of the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), economic and social activities failed to resume as usual, as Imo and other southeast states witnessed a slow and late start of activities.
Residents resorted to two options, either to wait till 10am before resuming activities or stay away completely to avoid the wrath of the pro-Biafra group. Imo Breaking News gathered.
Although the IPOB, through its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, had amended the weekly sit-at-home order to be observed any day its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is scheduled to appear in court, majo business activities did not start Imo state until around 10 a.m. yesterday.
Powerful had asked South East residents to go about their normal activities, as the earlier announcement ordering the shutdown of the region “every Monday until Kanu is released unconditionally,” had been suspended.
Yesterday , before 10am major roads and streets was deserted following the dismissed order asking residents to remain at home in solidarity with Kanu.
Some residents, motorists and shop owners still went ahead to observe the order, yesterday. Some Shops were closed, some motorists were off the road, while financial houses and super markets offered skeletal services through the back doors till about 10am
As early as 6 am, our correspondent went around the streets and observed the ever-bubbling Owerri streets were virtually empty.but gradually pick up at about 10am.
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.

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