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Sit-at-home: Onitsha, Nnewi residents, traders comply

Residents and traders in Onitsha, the commercial city and Nnewi the industrial city of Anambra complied with sit -at-home order by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Markets, including street shops, monitored in the two cities were under lock and key in obedience to the order.

The popular Upper Iweka area of Onitsha known for its beehive of commercial activities as well as parks was deserted as business activities were grounded.

Some group of people, particularly youths were seen playing football on the streets while others were in clusters discussing.

Filling stations located around the area were not left out as few vehicles were seen driving in to buy fuel.

The ever- busy Niger Bridge was virtually empty with few vehicles particularly tankers probably carrying fuel and kerosene entering and exiting Onitsha at interval.

Security operatives witnessed minimal vehicular movement at their stop and search location while pedestrians trek to their different destination.

Filling stations located on the Onitsha Enugu expressway up to former Ogbunike toll gate were all shut down while those located on the streets of Onitsha and environs were seen open for business.


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