Despite the state government’s assurances of security operatives in the southeastern states, residents have once again complied with the Monday sit-at-home order by unknown gunmen.
In Imo State, the State government threatened to sanction civil servants who didn’t turn up for work on Monday. However, streets, banks, offices and schools were empty as residents of Imo State and other parts of the eastern states complied with the sit-at-home order.
In case you missed it
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in 2021, issued a sit-at-home order every Monday and on days its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, appeared in court. This order was to be held in all five eastern states of the country.
- IPOB then rescinded every Monday sit-at-home order and reduced it to court appearance days.
- An unnamed group has since continued to enforce the sit-at-home order, causing violence in the region on “defaulters”, especially in Imo State.
What they are saying
The state government of the several states has urged residents to go about their businesses as security operatives are available to keep them safe.
The Big Picture
The residents in the eastern region of the states are in fear of the threats posed by the enforcers of the sit-at-home order. As long as this threat exists, economic activities, schools and other public institutions would remain closed on Mondays.