The announced sit-at-home protest was adhered to by IPOB members in Equatorial Guinea, as the secessionist group mark the one year anniversary since their leader Nnamdi Kanu disappeared after his home was invaded.
The IPOB members in Equatorial Guinea reportedly locked up their shops in the country, as they pledge their allegiance to the group. Here are tweets below;
On the other hand, it was gathered that residents of Enugu State defied the sit-at-home order. Residents of Enugu metropolis on Friday went about their normal activities smacking the Sit-At-Home order given by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
According to reports, that there were no signs of compliance as business premises were open, the roads busy with vehicular traffic and people seen all over going about their activities. This is coming after the Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Mohammad Danmallam, told NAN that the security community in the South-East had made adequate aerial and land deployment to ensure the safety of citizens.
Danmallam said that the deployment was made at about 8 p.m. on Thursday following a joint security meeting. The joint security team comprises personnel of the Nigerian Army; Nigerian Air Force; Nigeria Police and Department of State Services (DSS). Others are the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC); Nigerian Prisons Service; Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
“The deployment of security personnel, vehicles, aircrafts and other logistics was to forestall the sit-at-home order across the South-East states by IPOB meant to take effect today (Friday),’’ he said.
IPOB had earlier written to various unions and associations in the states, including local government council areas in the South-East, to shut down businesses and other activities, while it posted notice of the sit-at-home order in strategic locations across the zone.
NAN also reports that both private and public vehicles were in large numbers on the roads going about their normal businesses. At Trans-Ekulu, Nowas, Nike Lake Resort and Abakpa Nike Market axis there was heavy traffic as people were struggling to go to their work and business places.