- Lockdown persists in Onitsha, Nnewi amid suspension
The Monday weekly sit-at-home directed by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in solidarity with its detained leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, continued in Onitsha and Nnewi despite its suspension by the leadership.
Roads and streets in Onitsha, the commercial city and Nnewi the Industrial town of the state were completely deserted as people either willingly or out of fear stayed indoors.
All markets in the two cities as usual were under lock and key, including the Onitsha Main Market and Nkwo Nnewi while banks located in the areas also shut down for customers.
A group, Balance and Equity Group (BEG) has appealed to IPOB leadership to ensure proper dissemination of suspension of the weekly sit-at-home.
It regretted that it was beyond the powers of South East Governors to reverse or effectively encourage people to go back to business.
The group’s founder and Coordinator Mr. Chris Arinze, spoke on Monday while addressing newsmen on the legality of the agitation of IPOB and implication of every Monday Sit-at-home in South East