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Despite Govt Assurance, Enugu Residents Observe IPOB ‘Sit At Home’ Order

Residents of Enugu metropolis and its environs today complied with IPOB’s Monday sit-at-home despite assurances of security agents and the state government.

Politics Nigeria earlier reported that the Governor of Enugu State, Peter Mbah, told the residents that there is no such thing as a sit-at-home on Mondays or any other day; hence they should defy the order.

Mbah also lamented that N10 billion is lost every Monday due to the sit-at-home order enforced by a faction of the Indigenous People of Biafra in the South-East.

In a recent development, it was observed on Monday (today) that Banks, filling stations, schools, shops and major commercial transport companies all shut for businesses.

A resident who preferred anonymity stated, “Ordering workers to work on Mondays is not the problem, but the means of coming is difficult. Commercial drivers don’t work today because of lack of passengers.”

Greg Ezike, a retired civil servant, said, “The only way to end this is the unification of South-East governors to negotiate his release. If the Appeal Court has acquitted and released him, why are they still keeping him there? That is why people are angry. Our governors are not committed to his release.”

For Uche Okafor, a trader, Gov Peter Mbah has done well, but the spirit of the residents is low. 

“Using force to force people to work and do business on Mondays will likely not succeed. Difficulties in land are also contributing to the inactivity of the people,” he said.

Police, NSCDC and military operatives were seen strategically in the city.

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