Partial compliance was recorded at Orie Akokwa market, Anambra State, as few traders and buyers were seen in the market, today being the main Market day of the community.
The major roads, banks, schools and malls were closed in Awka, the state capital of Anambra.
According to Obinwannem News correspondent who moved around the Orie Akokwa market to monitor the situation, said few traders were present in the market.
A Trader on anonymity, confirmed the situation said, “Some people complied to the sit-at-home, while others could not comply, because of hunger. Few people are out to sell their goods, we all are afraid, because we don’t know what will happen to us. This market is always filled up every market day, but i guess people are afraid to come out”.
Another Trader, also said, “We are happy because of the sit-at-home, we are not forced to sit-at-home, we are doing it willingly, to gain our freedom. As you can see everywhere is closed, some shops are partially open. The sit-at-home is held in other parts of the region”.
However, the spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful issued a statement of its position on the suspension of the sit-at-home, said the exercise would only be activated on the day when its incarcerated leader, Nnamdi Kanu would appear in court.
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News / August 23, 2021