Enugu Schools closed, roads scanty in S’East despite suspension of weekly sit-at-home

Obinwannem News Enugu Schools closed, roads scanty in S'East despite suspension of weekly sit-at-home

Schools in Enugu State, including the University of Nigeria Nsukka, were closed, as students were asked to go home, busy roads in the Southeast especially in Abia, Enugu and Imo were deserted as residents remained indoors even after the sit-at-home was cancelled.

The Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB had declared that starting from August 9th, 2021, there would weekly sit-at-home every Monday.

However, there was total compliance on the 9th of August. The group through the Directorate of State, last week, announced the suspension of the sit-at-home protest, noting it was an order from Nnamdi Kanu.

IPOB intention as regards to the protest is to pressurize the federal government to unconditionally release its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

Busy roads in the Southeast, Abia, Enugu and Imo states were deserted, as few movements were observed.

According to Obinwannem correspondent, Chinedu Nnaji, who monitored the situation in Nsukka, confirmed that students of the mordern primary school were all sent back home, today being Monday, to resume on Tuesday.

“No student, or teachers were seen today in (UNN), University of Nigeria Nsukka, as the school gate was shut.
Mordern primary school, we noticed that children were living the school. On enquiry we were told that the school authorities has ordered the children to go home, the scheduled exams has been postponed till tomorrow, busy roads managed by traffic warders were empty, as no one was seen in the street”, she said.

Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News / August 16, 2021

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