The Tuesday, May 30, sit-home exercise as proposed by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has kicked off in the southeast. Photos making the rounds all over social media show that many people within the region have complied with the order to stay home.
Very few people have been seen on the streets and businesses have been locked down for the day. Below are photos of certain areas in Anambra state where the protest exercise is ongoing. The streets within the southeastern region have been deserted
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Businesses have been locked down for the day The Enugu and Anambra states commands of the Nigeria police, has said it is ready to handle all excesses encountered during the planned protest of IPOB/MASSOB on Tuesday, May 30.
According to Daily Post, the command warned pro-Biafra agitators against unlawful activities following the May 30 sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The state commands gave this warning in separate statements issued on Monday, May 29. Speaking with newsmen ahead of the planned exercise, Anambra state commissioner of police, Samuel Okaula, said the police were battle ready for anyone who was out to take the law into his hands.
According to the police boss, “We have always been prepared for this type of situation but one thing remains clear, we want to assure the people of the state to go about their lawful duties and businesses. The sit-home exercise as proposed by the IPOB has kicked off in the southeast
“There is no cause for alarm and I can assure you that all the black spots have been taken care of. “We have enough manpower on ground and we have deployed them effectively to take care of all flash points. “I don’t expect anybody to prevent people from going about their lawful businesses. I will not allow anybody take laws into his hands.
Anyone who does will definitely see the full wrath of the law.” The commissioner said the command was determined to maintain the security position of the state as the safest in the country.