Despite IPOB’s suspension of sit-at-home, South-East states on lockdown

Economic activities in the South-East geo-political zone have continued to be paralyzed every Monday due to the sit-at-home order of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB).

The seccessionist group had declared that the exercise which began August 9 was aimed at forcing the federal government to release its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

Mr Kanu was intercepted and brought back to Nigeria from Kenya to continue his ongoing treasonable felony trial. On July 26 which he was expected to appear before the court, state agents claimed logistics issues prevented it from producing the IPOB leader in court.

The group through its spokesperson Emma Powerful declared the sit-at-home exercise but suspended it on the orders of Mr Kanu who is expected to appear in court on October 21.

Mr Powerful said the sit-at-home exercise will now be on all court dates which Kanu is expected to appear in court. Despite the suspension, tension continues to grip the Igbo predominantly area.

Since August 9, every Monday of the month has seen residents staying at home, complying with the suspended exercise of the group.

Markets, schools, banks and government offices have continued to be under lock and keys across the region.

Despite the threat of Governor Dave Umahi to cease shops and fire civil servants complying with IPOB directive, Ebonyi State was totally on lockdown.

It was the same in Anambra, Abia, Enugu and Imo states, according to multimedia reports seen by TODAY POLITICS Monday morning.