Imo, Umuahia, Aba defy IPOB’s directive on sit-at-home as Enugu, Onitsha comply
Written by Morenike Adebayo on September 23, 2016
The threat by the leadership of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to shut down the South East geo-political zone today was largely ignored in Imo State, as people went about their normal businesses.
Some people however attributed the failure of IPOB order in Owerri, to the counter instruction issued by the Chief Ralph Uwazuruike-led Biafra Independence Movement. Uwazuruike had urged his loyalists to ignore the order and go about their lawful businesses.
The order was also defied in Umuahia, Aba and Ebonyi as normal social activities went on smoothly. Banks, schools and other businesses opened for normal business activities. Reports from Enugu say there was low turnout of traders and customers at the major markets in the Coal City, including the popular Ogbete Main Market and New Market.
There was a total compliance to the IPOB directive by resident of Onitsha and Nnewi as all markets and financial houses were under lock and keys, while gates of schools, Federal, State Governments institutions and establishment were either closed totally or half open.