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Owerri, the Imo State capital, was again the shadow of itself on Monday as residents continued to stay indoors in compliance with the sit-at-home order of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Eastern Nigeria.
The Eastern Updates reports that the weekly sit-at-home has continued two months after the separatist group, IPOB, said it had cancelled its weekly sit-at-home order in protest against the detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, by the Federal Government.
On Monday in Owerri, banks, schools, markets, and offices were under lock and key.
According to eyewitnesses who monitored the development, saw youths playing football at Ikenegbu, a place known for huge economic activities.
Students of Imo State University refused to attend lecturers as parents and guardians kept their children and wards at homebari, Okigwe Road, Imo State University junction, Control Post Roundabout, Akwakuma, Amakaohia, and Wethedral roads, were locked.
A few persons who came out were seen trekking as commercial vehicles stayed away from the roads.
THE EASTERN UPDATES