The fourth Monday, marking the sit-at-home in Imo State, recorded continued observance, as streets, roads, markets, banks and other commercial activities were incapacitated.
Streets in Akokwa were almost empty, as few tricyclist were seen around the area as observed by our correspondent.
According to Obinwannem correspondent, market stalls was closed, and few traders who came out to sell did not get any patronage, as people were afraid to go out.
A resident who identified himself as Nzeribe at Akokwa market, said, “We Igbos are angry because of the detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu our brother, who have been fighting to deliver his people, that is why we have made up our mind to sit-at-home, to get what we are looking for.
” Our people are suffering, we are urging the government to release Nnamdi Kanu. For me I would say, let’s sit-at-home Monday and Friday until we get what we want, but for the interest of those who depend for daily income, Monday can be adopted”, he said.
However, the popular Okigwe- Owerri Road, Imo State University, Owerri Junction, the ever busy government House Road about, bank and major roads were deserted but there was skeleton commercial activities at the popular Ama Jk junction on Douglas Road.
A few number of people who came out found it difficult to see vehicles they could board to their various destinations.
Mazi Vitalis Chukwuebuka reporting from Akokwa Imo State
Lolo Ijeoma Njoku Obinwannem News writer/ August 30, 2021