Residents of Imo states failed to comply with the directive of the Indigenous People of Biafra to Sit-At-Home on October 1, 2020.
According to The Nation, markets, stores, artisans opened shops for business as many residents went about their daily activities.
Although banks and government offices were closed as expected due to public holiday, but residents were seen moving about freely while some were seen buying and selling food stuff in the markets and along the roads in the Owerri capital city.
IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, while reacting described the directive as successful
Kanu, in a statement released through his spokesman, Emma Powerful said: “The sit at home order issued by the global movement on 1st of October 2020 is totally successful in so many states and cities in Biafraland.”
He said all states in South East and South South including Abia, Rivers, Ebonyi, Anambra, Imo, Delta states and other states in Biafraland complied with the order.
According to him: “There is empty market, roads, no vehicles on the road of Biafra and Biafrans all over the world are on the streets of their respective countries where they find themselves with our brethren from Oduduwa nation.”
He said that the compliance with “this order is to showcase our readiness for the speedy coming of Biafra freedom and independence
“We thank our people in South Africa, USA, Canada, Britain, France, Japan, Germany, Indonesia, Australia and other countries of the world for their resoluteness declared to the world over that we are no longer interested in Nigeria. The whole world must understand that IPOB cannot go back to Nigeria.”
“This is our joint outing with Oduduwa nation across the globe therefore everybody must understand and be sure that the disintegration of this British bondage called Nigeria will be dissolved in peace.”