Several streets in Anambra and Enugu are left deserted as residents stay indoors to observe a Monday sit-at-home protest despite earlier clarifications made by IPOB last week on the date of the sit-at-home, LatestNGnews.com reports.
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Some streets that are known to the busy and occupied with lots of business activities were seen empty, to mention but a few, Ogui Road Enugu and the Enugu – Onitsha express road were both seen empty and deserted today, Monday, 17th January.
One of the residents in Onitsha who spoke to LatestNGnews.com in anonymity, confirmed that they heard the announcement on the clarification of the dates for sit at home, but many business owners decided to stay indoors for their own safety.
Source also revealed that several businesses closed in fear because they don’t know who is who anymore, that people have lost their lives in the name of sit-at-home, which one of the culprits was later caught by the local vigilante and he turned out to be an hausa man.
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So it is better to be safe than sorry – source said, adding that several business and schools will remain closed till Thursday evening, with hopes that Mazi Nnamdi will be vindicated.
Recall IPOB through its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, announced the cancellation of already existing Monday sit-at-home and scheduled it for ONLY ON TUESDAY, 18th January 2022. Maintaining that the toll it’ll take on business will be much if they remained closed from Monday to Thursday.
IPOB also warned that anybody issuing an order for sit-at-home on Wednesday, January 19 and Thursday, January 20 is not a member of IPOB adding that such persons are working against the entire struggle for independence, and should be disregarded.
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