… Directives Carried Out Only In Rural Areas
… Boycotted In Owerri Cities
… Uzodinma Preaches Unity @ Independence
The sit at home order issued to all Biafran States by the leadership of indigenous people of Biafra appeared to have been observed in the rural communities of Imo and not in the cities of the capital, Owerri.
This is even as the Governor of Imo State Senator Hope Uzodinma had at the celebration of the 60th Independence of the country called for unity of the nation, Nigeria.
Uzodinma who used the forum to mention some of his achievements within few months in the office also told Imo people and Nigeria at large to remain supportive of Buhari who according to him has the interest of the nation at heart.
Imo people appear to have boycotted the IPOB directives on the sit at home slated on October first to commemorate the death of the fallen heroes of Biafra.
Our reporter who monitored activities of Imo people yesterday in Owerri reported that people were freely moving from one place to another even when all the Government offices including Banks were all closed down following the public holiday which was declared by the Federal Government in commemoration of the country’s 60 Th Independence.
The leadership of the IPOB had few days to the October first, directed the Igbo nation to ignore the usual celebration of the Nigeria October first Independence rather should remain indoors in their Houses as a way of celebrating and respecting those Biafran Leaders who died in the course of Biafran Freedom.
However, investigations carried out by Lead Reporters revealed that the said seat at home directive by the IPOB was not actually observed in the cities of Owerri as both pedestrians and Taxi Cabs as earlier as 6Am had begun to move to various places including to the Heroes square Owerri were for the celebration of the 2020 Independence.
Our findings also revealed that the said seat at home directive was only observed in the villages as majority of the youths and the aged observed the order.
In Orlu Local Government, the major markets such as the International Market was closed throughout the day as few vehicles and motorcycles were seen plying.
Same thing was also observed in Okigwe Zone where all the major markets were closed down while human and vehicular movements were minimal.