Total Shut Down; Residents stay of the roads, observe IPOB’s sit-at-home directive
Owerri, the Imo State capital was deviod of commercial and vehicular activities on Monday as residents observed the mandatory sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Reports say that there was also no movement of goods and services within the Owerri Metropolis as shops, banks, and markets were under lock and key.
The Vanguard reported that the streets of Owerri-Port Harcourt, Owerri-Aba, Owerri-Okigwe, and Owerri-Onitsha roads were all deserted.
Other places affected include the popular Douglas road, Wethedral, Mbari, Ikenegbu, and Egbu roads.
Schools and transport companies mainly along the Egbu road and Control post were also closed down.
One of the residents of the area was quoted by The Vanguard to have said: “We can’t come out because the killings are much. These boys are angry they can kill at any time. Since they warned that nobody should come then you better respect yourself and stay at home or else anything you see you take it. “