The visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to commission projects in Imo State on Tuesday witnessed a low turnout of residents as they remained indoors following an order of a sit-at-home by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in the South-East zone.
Buhari is in the state to commission Okigwe and Orlu roads as well as the rehabilitated House of Assembly Complex in Owerri constructed by the State Governor, Hope Uzodinma.
The pro-Biafra agitators had called for the sit-at-home exercise in commemoration of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s appeal hearing at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
However, despite appeals by Governor Uzodinma that residents of the state should come out enmasse to welcome Buhari, Ripples Nigria reports that the citizens rather obeyed the IPOB directives and stayed indoors.
It was gathered that most of the busiest parts of Owerri, the Imo State capital have been deserted as residents have elected to obey the sit-at-home order out of fear of what the IPOB members could do to them, especially given the activities of ‘unknown gunmen’ of late.
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