IPOB asked to stay at home

The sit at home order issued by the proscribed indigenous peoples of biafra, ipob , on wednesday recorded partial success in anambra state.

While the civil disobedience grounded commercial activities in onitsha, the business hub of anambra state, the situation was different at nnewi and awka, the capital city as normal activities were conducted except for banks that did not open.

History has it that may 30th, 1967 was the day the now defunct state of biafra was decided following some unresolved political disagreements resulting in a three-year civil war that claimed over a million of lives, mostly igbos of the south-east region

51 years down the line, a proscribed indigenous peoples of biafra, ipob, called out the people for a sit-at- home strike in honour of those they say lost their lives in the 30 months war.

Onitsha, the commercial nerve centre of anambra state was a ghost of its self as most businesses closed shop

In awka, the state capital and the industrial town of nnewi, the situation was quite different as normal business activities were conducted.

Official sources believe that an earlier announcement by the state government directing people to go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation may have made the ipob directive less effective.

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