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Nigeria at 61: Ebonyi records total lockdown over IPOB sit-at-home



The independence celebration of Nigeria at 61 and Ebonyi State at 25 Friday recorded low participation in South east geopolitical zone, particularly in Ebonyi have been all markets, filling stations, transport depots have been completely shut down.

DAILY POST gathered that the residents of the state for the worry of the unknown, completely noticed the sit-at-home declared by the Indigenous Individuals Biafra, IPOB, thereby resorting to the overall shutdown of all enterprise actions within the state.

Investigation revealed that main streets of Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi State have been abandoned by individuals besides few different streets that some youths have been seen to be taking part in soccer.

It was gathered that the favored Pa Ngele Oruta township stadium which might have been used to have fun the independence of Nigeria at
61 and Ebonyi State creation at 25 have been allegedly closed to avert being vandalized by hoodlums.

In the meantime, a group of safety companies made-up of a battalion of troopers, cops, Ebubeagu safety outfit, Civil protection amongst different safety companies have been seen patrolling all nooks and crannies of Ebonyi state, together with the 13 LGAs of the state to avert breakdown of legal guidelines and order.


It was equally gathered that the sit-at-home ordered declared by IPOB in south East geopolitical zone prevented pupils particularly in Ebonyi to return out to do match cross and even the federal government officers to return out and take salutes.

Recall that the governor Chief David Umahi had stated “Anyone who says sit-at-home, Ebonyi individuals are not going to sit-at-home and I’m interesting to south east individuals to grasp the risks of the sit-at-home and those that are orchestrating the sit-at-home are our brothers who’re outdoors the nation.

“We’re working to get technique of livelihood, if those who orchestrating the sit-at-home actually imply it, they need to as effectively observe it. It is rather unlucky that those that claims to be descendants of agitation, are very humorous individuals which might be deceiving us.

“I need us to ignore the sit-at-home. Nobody on the earth are in opposition to peaceable agitation, together with agitations at dwelling. And so, agitation is pure and elementary however no one who carries gun and desires to kill one other individual within the identify of agitation might be justifiable. We imagine strongly in south east, that even the peaceable agitation that was devoid of venom and hate speeches have been hijacked by individuals who have ulterior motives,” he stated.

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