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In compliance with the sit-at-home declaration by outlawed separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to honour their heroes, there was total lockdown in Onitsha, the commercial centre of Anambra state, as all markets, schools and banks were closed, Concise News reports.
Human and vehicular movements were restricted. Also, traders and residents decided to stay indoors.
The proscribed group had in a statement, directed the residents to observe a sit-at-home order in memory of those who lost their lives in the Nigeria-Biafra war from 1967 to 1970.
As the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other pro-Biafra groups observe the sit-at-home order today, a combined force of Military, Naval and Police personnel have been patrolling the major streets of Umuahia and environs, Concise News reports.
The pro-Biafran group claimed that the adherence was proof that the group was in firm control of the South East.
In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, and seen by Concise News, the group urged people of the South-East not to be intimidated as they observe the order.