Courts, schools, banks, parks, markets, others shut in Ebonyi over Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital was deserted as all private and public schools were shut on Thursday following the sit-at-home order declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) over the arraignment of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

No market was opened in the state including the popular International Market in the capital city located on Tran-Sharan-Highway as the entrance and exit gates were under lock and key.

Ebonyi over Nnamdi Kanu's trialNo commercial bank and shop was opened for business when Tribune Online went round the capital city while parks, relaxation centres and eateries and all major roads in the city including Water Works Road, Ogoja Road, Afikpo Road, Ogbaga Road, Old Enugu Road, Mile 50 among others were deserted.

While some government offices were opened to only few workers who came to work, the entrance and exit gates of the State High Court were under lock and key as of the time of Tribune Online‘s visit.

All the filling stations in the state were also closed.

Tribune Online reports that there was panic buying at the stations on Wednesday evening as motorists and okada riders struggled to buy fuel in preparation for Thursday’s closure as a result of Kanu’s arraignment.

However, security agents were seen in Hilux vans patrolling the metropolis and outskirts of the town.

Ebonyi over Nnamdi Kanu's trial


We Have Not Had Water Supply In Months ― Abeokuta Residents

In spite of the huge investment in the water sector by the government and international organisations, water scarcity has grown to become a perennial nightmare for residents of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. This report x-rays the lives and experiences of residents in getting clean, potable and affordable water amidst the surge of COVID-19 cases in the state.

Ebonyi over Nnamdi Kanu’s trial | Ebonyi over Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

You might also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. AcceptRead More