There is a rising panic in the Southeastern part of the country as the Indigenous People of Biafra placed a sit-at-home order on Tuesday.
Why it matters?
IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is to appear in court from 18th January through 20th January. The group announced that there will be no movement on Tuesday, January 18th. But people may go about their activities on Wednesday and Thursday, 19th and 20th.
To that regard, bus fares have increased as people traveling out of the southeast doubled. This is because there is a concern that the lockdown will extend through three days.
IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful said on Sunday that anyone enforcing a sit-at-home order on Monday, 17th or any other day except Tuesday is a criminal and against Biafra.
Meanwhile, the Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C-Don Adinuba, has said the government is not backing any sit-at-home order and people can go about their businesses.