Imo residents desert the streets in compliance to the directives issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB in solidarity to the arrest of the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu. The aim of the sit-at-home is to seek the unconditional release Kanu.
According to News obtained by Obinwannem, major roads leading to the state capital, Okigwe, Orlu, Amakohia records few vehicular movements, few movements and no business activities.
A correspondent who observed the situation, said at about 6:30am all the shops in Owerri was shut, and few vehicles were seen on the roads.
Report had it that, IPOB had cancelled the proposed sit-at-home, but the report was denied by the group, adding that the sit-at-home is sacrosanct and must be observed every Monday.
The group urged Ndigbo to stay at home to protest the arrest and detention of its leader Nnamdi Kanu.
It said that the 6am to 6pm shut down would be observed every Monday, until Kanu regain his freedom.
Owerri resident complied as markets were closed, people were not massively seen on industrial areas.
IPOB, threatened that anyone who fails to comply will be dealt with.
Meanwhile , the Imo state Commissioner of police on Sunday, said that the police is prepared to back the resident of Owerri and other parts of the state, with security operatives in order to resist the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB from forcing them to sit at home on Monday.
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News / August 9, 2021