IPOB’s sit-at-home protest records total compliance
By Sunny A. David, Onitsha
The sit-at-home directive by the Indigenous People of Biafara, (IPOB) witnessed total compliance in Onitsha and Nnewi in Anambra State.
Schools, markets, banks, transport companies, government offices, artisans shops and other business activities including remain under lock.
There were no vehicular and human movements as early as 6.30 am but the Nigeria Police and Nigerian Navy Hilux and other trucks were seen with officers patrolling the streets of Onitsha.
Officers and men of the Nigeria Army were not patrolling but stationed at their 302 Artillary Regiment gate and junction.
Those that normally stay at the Onitsha and Asaba ends of Niger Bridge during similar directives were not sighted at those check points.
However, soldiers that stay by late Dim Chukwu Odumegwu Ojukwu’s statue near Niger Bridge Head were in their tents but were not mounting any road block.
Some of the residents who spoke with our correspondent but pleaded anonymity said the Army may have withdrawn from the road.