IPOB Sit-at-home Records Total Compliance As Banks, Markets, Schools, Others Shut Down

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By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka 

 A ghost city quietness was the ambience in Awka, the capital city of Anambra State on Monday morning as people stayed away from the roads and streets in total compliance of the sit-at-home oder by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

It would be recalled that IPOB’s leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu had warned people to stay indoors or be out on the road at their own peril.

In line with the threat, banks, markets, motor parks and bubbling eatries, including schools and government offices across Anambra State were all placed under lock and key.

The ever busy Onitsha Main Market, Eke Awka Market and Nkwo Nnewi Market, were also shut down.

A short walk of the environment between 9am to 10am showed deserted streets within Awka, the state capital, except for goats, lizards, birds, hen and the likes taking over the place of humans.

With electric power on in most areas, people stayed indoors watching television.

Newspaper vendors were also not in sight as national dailies could not make it across the Niger. 

As at the time of filing this report, only a few number of cars were seen plying the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway while stern looking security personnel roved round to ensure sanity.

The Anambra State Police Command on Sunday, gave assurance that it would ensure that those who were willing to come out to carry out their businesses would not be molested by any person or group of persons.

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