IPOB sit at home day paralyses. This except for students taking the National Examination Council (NECO), all operations in Enugu State were halted on Monday as a result of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOBsit-at-home )’s order to demand the release of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is currently detained.
In significant portions of Enugu’s capital, commercial activity and enterprises held by the federal, state, and private sectors were shut down, and the roadways were desolate as locals obeyed the order.
Last week, IPOB spokesman Emma Powerful urged Nigerians in the southeast to commemorate August 9 as “ghost Monday”. This is in order to pressure the federal government to free Kanu. Commercial banks, schools, stores, and malls were shut down in acordance with the decree. The “full lockdown” will be maintained “every Monday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Kanu is unconditionally released from detention,” according to the statement.
Despite assurances from the state that they would be protected. The government employees at the Enugu Secretariat did not report to work.
At lunchtime, our correspondent saw the secretariat to be a ghost town, with no human beings or activity visible.
Newspaper vendors in many sections of the state were unable to accept orders. Due to the restrictions on travel imposed by IPOB sit at home order. The Monday issue of the national dailies was not delivered.
To maintain law and order, police and other security personnel were stationed at strategic points.