ABIA RESIDENTS OBSERVE IPOB SIT-AT-HOME ACTION
Written by Samson Ojeniran on September 6, 2021
Many residents in Abia State, South-East Nigeria are still observing the sit-at-home civil action declared by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to demand for the release of their leader, Nnamdi Kalu, several weeks after the group called off the exercise.
It could be recalled that the regional separatist agitation group had in a statement a fortnight ago, announced the suspension of the order and reserved it only on the day their leader, Nnamdi Kanu will appear in court.
The ever-busy Bank Road in Umuahia, the Abia State capital has remained a ghost of itself, as bank operations are closed, while some shops are also shut.
Though there are few private and public vehicles on the roads, the residents are still apprehensive.
Aba, the commercial nerve centre of the state, has remained empty, with only a few shops open, while the gates of all the Banks in the area are reported closed.
It appears that residents of the state are now getting used to the every Monday sit-at-home exercise, as they believe that the end of the self-imposed situation is not in sight.
(Editor: Ifeanyi Mark)