The Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB, has reportedly blocked entrance and exit into and out of the business metropolis of Onitsha and the economic city of Nnewi.
RexGists gathered that they need residents and guests to remain at dwelling in honour of its chief, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who’s being arraigned in Abuja right this moment.
Sources in Onitsha mentioned youths suspected to be members of IPOB made bonfire in most streets in Onitsha, whereas additionally forcing autos coming into the town to return.
Nnamdi Kanu is anticipated to be in court docket right this moment (Monday) morning for graduation of trial on his case, after he left the nation in 2017.
Kanu had been arrested in Kenya in June by assistance from Interpol and extradited to Nigeria to face trial.
Video circulating on the social media confirmed that outlets, markets and workplaces had been locked in Onitsha, whereas streets are abandoned.
In Nnewi, RexGists gathered that youths suspected to be IPOB members had been smashing automobiles belonging motorists who tried to enter into the town.
A supply who trades in Onitsha Fundamental Market, Mr Lizinus Eze mentioned, “We heard it yesterday as a hearsay that there is not going to be market right this moment, however this morning we came upon that individuals had been making bonfire in every single place within the metropolis.
“No one has spoken to us about what is going on, however we learnt that it’s IPOB that’s attempting for drive individuals to remain at dwelling in solidarity with Nnamdi Kanu who’s showing in court docket right this moment.”
In Awka, the capital metropolis of Anambra State, RexGists reporter who moved spherical discovered that business actions had been happening with out hitches.
Police Public Relations Officer for Anambra State Police Command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga was not accessible for response as on the time of submitting this report.