Owerri, the Imo State capital, was a shadow of itself on Monday as residents continued to stay indoors in compliance with the sit-at-home order of the Indigenous People of Biafra in the five South-East states of Nigeria.
This has continued two months after the separatist group, IPOB, said it had cancelled its weekly sit-at-home order in protest against the detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, by the Federal Government.
On Monday in Owerri, banks, schools, markets and offices were under lock and key.
Youths playing football at Ikenegbu, a place known for huge economic activities.
Students of Imo State University refused to attend lectures as parents and guardians kept their children and wards at home.
Apart from pharmacy shops, all the stalls on Mbari, Okigwe Road, Imo State University junction, Control Post Roundabout, Akwakuma, Amakaohia and Wethedral roads, were locked.
A few persons who came out were seen trekking as commercial vehicles stayed away from the roads.
Unknown Gunmen Attack Police Station In Ebonyi, Free Inmates, Burn Operational Vehicles
Gunmen have attacked a police station in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, setting all those detained at the station free.
It was gathered that the attack happened in the wee hours of Monday.
Loveth Odah, Police Public Relations Officer in Ebonyi, confirmed the attack but did not go into details.
The armed men were said to have burnt patrol vans found at the station.
The incident is the latest in what appears to be a growing trend of attacks on police stations and security personnel in the South-East region of the country.