RESIDENTS of Enugu metropolis and its environs on Friday, defied the sit-at-home order the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) issued last Monday, as many people went about their normal activities.
When Nigerian Tribune went round the metropolis, all markets were open for business activities while customers at various commercial banks were seen being attended to by bank officials.
It was also observed that normal academic activities went ahead undisturbed in both private and public schools in Enugu.
Reports from Nsukka, Agbani, Udi and Oji-River as well as other communities showed that there were normal business activities in the areas.
Some residents interviewed said that although they were comfortable with the Biafra struggle but they could not stay at home without going out to work.
“I believe in Biafra and nobody can stop Biafra dream. But I did not obey the IPOB order today because I am hungry and I have to attend to my business,” one of the respondents who declined to have his name in print said.
It could be recalled that last Monday, Police in Enugu arrested 12 youths suspected to be members of the outlawed IPOB and Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) over an alleged plot to advance the cause of an Independent State of Biafra.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amarizu said “security is beefed up by the police command as people were seen today at the market conducting their transactions as usual.”
He further said “the Police working in partnership with relevant security agencies in the state is ready to ensure that law abiding members of the public are not in any way molested or prevented from going about their normal lawful businesses.”