Enugu Residents Defy Gov. On Ending Sit-At-Home
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on June 5, 2023
Residents of Enugu metropolis this Monday stayed indoors despite Governor Peter Mbah’s directive ending the IPOB declared sit-at-home action in the state.
The new governor had told journalists after his first security meeting that the weekly Monday civil disobedience is impacting negatively on the economic and social life of the State, directing an immediate end to the action.
But this Monday morning, the streets and roads of the city remained empty of human and vehicular traffic, as some youth turned them to play grounds.
The school premises had no pupils and students, while banks and other financial institutions were under lock.
The already biting energy crisis in the state was made worse as petrol stations did not open.
Reports say the fear of being attacked by gunmen may have informed people’s decision to stay indoors as a broadcast purported to be from the Spain-based factional leader of IPOB, Simon Ekpa allegedly warning of dire consequences of a disobedience, is said to be circulating in the social media.