Social and economic activities were grounded across Nigeria’s South-East this Monday morning, May 31, 2021, following the sit-at-home order given by the proscribed Biafra agitators, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
IPOB said May 31 is being observed as special day to remember the dead Igbos.
IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, said the usual date is May 30, the shift to May 31, was to allow the Sunday worshippers to go to church and take part in the Remembrance Day.
The city of Awka, Anambra State capital, can best be described as a ghost town following total compliance of the sit-at home order.
The same scenario is playing out in Onitsha, the commercial nerve centre of the state.
A resident of Awka, the Anambra State capital, Mrs Ngozi Nwosu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday that she decided to stay at home in order to play safe.
Most of the shops at the popular Aroma junction, Awka, Zik’s Avenue, Unizik junction and other popular places are not open for business.