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Tension in Nigeria as IPOB ‘Sit at Home order’ takes effect with Total lockdown (photos)

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There’s TENSION within the 5 states of the South-East zone of the nation because the sit-at-home order issued by the proscribed Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPoB), a self-dermination group, takes impact at this time.

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IPoB, led by Nnamdi Kanu, had issued the no-movement directive to mark what it termed the Biafra Day, a reference to Might 30, 1967, the day the Normal Yakubu Gowon-led Federal Authorities declared a full-blown conflict with the then Japanese Regional Authorities headed by the late Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, for declaring the part of the nation an impartial nation to be referred to as the Republic of Biafra. Already, varied state governments within the area have reacted to the directive by IPoB, with warnings to trouble-makers to remain off the zone.

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, as an illustration, had, in a statewide broadcast on Saturday threatened to grab any store which proprietor refused to open at this time, in deference to the IPoB order, simply as he ordered safety brokers to shoot at sight anybody making an attempt to assault safety personnel.

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In Imo State, some 48 hours to the D-Day, industrial and social actions had been paralysed on Saturday, as safety personnel started to shoot indiscriminately as a present of power, to warn IPoB members of the readiness of the federal government to guard the residents.

IPoB had, nevertheless, insisted that although it shifted the day from Might 30, being a Sunday, to permit Christians to worship of their church buildings, the Monday date for the sit-at-home order stays sacrosanct.

At the moment, thirty first My 2021, the IPOB sit at dwelling order took impact as each a part of south east is abandoned, markets, retailers, places of work, transport providers was shutdown.

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