- Residents in the southeast returned to their normal lives on Mondays as the sit-at-home order was no longer followed
- In Imo and Abia, residents went about their daily activities without fear of harassment or attack
- Before that, the action was widely condemned as many say it was affecting the southeastern economy impaired
Owerri – On Monday, September, commercial activities returned to large parts of Owerri, the capital of Imo State, back 20 after weeks of Biafra (IPOB) sit-at-home compliance for weeks.
Cable reports that banks are doing business , Schools and markets were opened to business – compared to previous Mondays when business districts and main streets were abandoned aren.
Ifunanya Nwosu, a dealer on Wetheral Road in Owerri, was delighted with the decision to move away from commercial activities.
She said that while the sit-at-home order was in progress, her business was negatively impacted.
” You know that life is more important than anything else. We have to stay inside for fear because no one knows what could happen if we trade in this place.
“I recommend IPOB for canceling this sit-at-home order as it is seriously damaging my business From the fruits I sell I get what I feed my family with every day. ”
Izuchukwu Nwaiwu, a commercial vehicle operator, urged the federal government to use IPOB to enter into dialogue in order to prevent further outbreaks of violence in the region.
“It is high time that the federal government called the separatist group initiates a dialogue and also releases his leader, who is currently in custody, to prevent further spread of violence and killings throughout the Southeast. ”
The newspaper Avantgarde reports that Umuahia residents went about their business on Monday, September 20th, without fear or intimidation.
According to the report, the ma The rkets were also open while the movements of people and vehicles were unhindered.
However, there was an unconfirmed report of an attack on passengers coming from Ohafia to Umuahia.
But when the state police spokesman, Geoffrey Ogbonna, who was contacted, said it was some malefactors suspected of being robbers who blocked the Igbere section of the road.
He said the alleged Robbers left the roadblock and fled into the bush after spotting a team of police and military vehicles on patrol.
How Nnamani condemned IPOB’s order to sit at home
Recall that a former Enugu State Governor Chimaroke Nnamani had grave concern about the IPOB’s sit-at-home policy.
Nnamani said the arrangement was against the interests of the Igbo and had a negative impact on the economy and social life in the southeast.
Legislators said that Igbo character is defined by hard work, noting that the order of sitting at home contradicts that trait and interest the Igbo reveals.
How the research group predicted the end of sitting at home
A report by SB Morning Intelligence had previously shown that residents were not sitting the group got tired. Order at home on Mondays.
The outlawed group made the decision after their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, was arrested and extradited by the Nigerian authorities.
According to the report, support for the IPOB was steadily declining day by day.