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Sit-at-home order: Imo shuts schools as residents rush to stockpile foodstuffs

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Faculties in Imo State have shut their doorways following a sit-at-home order by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).

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IPOB had declared Friday as a day to have fun the burial of one in every of their commanders, Ikonso, who was not too long ago killed by safety operatives. The group additionally declared Might 30 to have fun Biafran Day, Each day Belief stories.

See Additionally: Simply In: Ignore IPOB’s sit-at-home order — Hope Uzodinma tells residents

Nevertheless, since Might 30 falls on Sunday, the group shifted the Biafran Day to Monday, Might 31.

Faculties have requested college students to remain at residence for the interval to keep away from any casualty.

As an illustration, a message from colleges run by the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri requested mother and father to maintain their kids at residence from Thursday, Might 27, to Tuesday, June 1.

The assertion from the Directorate of Schooling, Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, stated, “Leveraging the already scheduled public vacation for tomorrow, we’ve got thought of it expedient to permit the scholars/pupils take pleasure in an extended weekend to renew on Tuesday, 01/06/2021.

“Boarding college students shouldn’t be compelled to go residence. Those that want to keep again in class ought to be taken care of.”

South East Belief additionally noticed that the scenario has induced panic shopping for as residents stormed numerous markets to purchase foodstuffs in readiness for the sit-at-home order.

At Eke Onunwa and Aid Market, there was an uncommon rush by consumers at numerous foodstuff stands

In the meantime Governor Hope Uzodimma has assured residents of their security.

Giving the reassurance at a press briefing addressed by the Commissioner for Info and Technique, Declan Emelumba, the governor stated that he’s not unaware of the plans by some individuals to disturb the peace and tranquillity of the state.

He additionally debunked insinuations that the federal government has ordered safety brokers to shoot and kill Imo youths.

He urged residents to go about their duties with out worry and report any act of lawlessness from any quarter.

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