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Sit-at-home: Commercial activities return to Owerri as residents conquer fear of attack




Business actions on Monday returned to Owerri, the Imo State capital, as roadside merchants, pharmacies and automobiles flooded the roads.

A DAILY POST correspondent who visited main components of Owerri on Monday noticed that banks, outlets and main markets have been open for enterprise in comparison with earlier Mondays, whereby residents stayed indoors out of worry of being attacked by hoodlums within the guise of imposing an already canceled sit-at-home order.

Our correspondent gathered that many authorities staff on the state secretariat, companies, like fast-food centres, artisans, roadside merchants, supermarkets and cellular meals distributors operated freely.

A meals vendor at IMSU junction, whereas reacting to the event, instructed our correspondent that her enterprise has suffered a lot for the reason that declaration of sit-at-home order by the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB).

She stated her life is extra vital than something, including that “we now have to remain indoors out of worry as a result of no one is aware of what may occur as we commerce on this place.”

She lauded IPOB for canceling the sit-at-home order, saying it was severely affecting her enterprise, “this enterprise is the place I get what I feed my household on each day foundation”.

A industrial driver, Mr Dan Ekeh expressed pleasure, calling on the Federal Authorities to dialogue with IPOB to settle their grievances.

He stated,”It’s excessive time for Federal Authorities to have interaction the separatist group in a dialogue and likewise launch its chief who’s at the moment in detention to stop additional unfold of violence and killings in your complete South East area”

DAILY POST stories that normalcy has returned to locations like Akwakuma, Amakohia, Wetheral, Douglas, Tetlow, Onitsha, Port Harcourt, Okigwe, Mbaise and Aba.

Recall that IPOB had on August 9, 2021, canceled what it tagged ‘Ghost Mondays’ to now maintain any day Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will seem in courtroom however regardless of the cancelation of the sit-at-home order for the previous 4 Mondays, enterprise actions have been paralyzed in Imo State.

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