All types of activities came to a standstill on Monday in Owerri in the South-East region of the country as residents stayed at home in compliance with the sit-at-home order issued by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra led by Nnamdi Kanu.
IPOB had through its spokesperson, Emma Powerful said the human and vehicular movement would be restricted across the South-East on Monday to mark the 54th anniversary of Biafra.
Owerri, Imo State capital was like a ghost city as businesses, schools, and other major economic hubs were shut. Vehicular movements were also grounded, as commercial and private vehicles deserted the roads in the state capital.
Though heavily armed security operatives were seen in strategic places.
The story was the same in Abia, Ebonyi and Anambra States, as the streets were also deserted and shops are under lock and key while in Anambra State.
However in Ebonyi State very few vehicles were seen on the highway, but the streets were deserted, with security men everywhere.
Many businesses in Delta State capital, Asaba were also shut as residents complied with the sit-at-home order. Banks and major shopping malls were closed.