A video that has gone viral in the internet has confirmed that there was on Friday a total compliance of the sit-at-home requested by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The pro-Biafra group called for the sit-at-home in eastern Nigeria to commemorate and protest the invasion by Nigerian troops of the country home of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, last year.
They also wanted to register their displeasure over the arrest and detention of 114 women who demanded to know the whereabouts of Mr. Kanu in a peaceful protest on 17th of August in Owerri, Imo State capital.
Mr. Kanu and his parents have not been seen since that military invasion.
Despite the terrorists tag slammed on IPOB by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, pro-Biafra protesters were seen in the video marching in defiance through the streets of Onitsha and Aba – chanting pro-Biafra songs.
CHECKPOINTCHARLEY has been informed that the commercial city of Onitsha was totally shut down as banks, schools, motor parks, filling stations and other businesses were not open for business.
Schools, both private and public, were also closed.
Also the popular, Onitsha Main Market, River Niger bridge (both Onitsha and Asaba ends) and other markets in the city were also under lock and key, and roads like Awka Road and Upper Iweka Road were deserted, except for protesters.
Sources informed CHECKPOINTCHARLEY that in Aba as well, there was a total shutdown of commercial activities.
The popular Ariaria Main Market and other markets were closed.
Onitsha and Aba are IPOB’s stronghold. Apart from both cities, were there was a total compliance with the sit-at-home order, it is gathered that there was partial compliance in Awka, Enugu, Owerri, Umuahia and other south east cities.
See the video below: