BREAKING: IPOB Restricts Movement into Onitsha, Nnewi markets, Shops Closed

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BREAKING: IPOB Restricts Movement into Onitsha, Nnewi, markets, Shops Closed

 

NaijaNews Nigeria July 26, 2021

 

BREAKING: IPOB Restricts Movement into Onitsha, Nnewi, markets, shops closed

 

NaijaNews Nigeria reports that the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reportedly blocked the entrance and exit into and out of the commercial city of Onitsha and the industrial town of Nnewi.

It was gathered that they want residents and visitors to stay at home in honour of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is being arraigned today.

Report from Onitsha, it has been said that youths suspected to be members of IPOB made bonfires in most streets in Onitsha, while also forcing vehicles entering the city to return.

Nnamdi Kanu is expected to be in court today (Monday) morning for commencement of trial on his case after he left the country in 2017.

Kanu had been arrested in Kenya in June through the aid of Interpol and extradited to Nigeria to face trial.

Video circulating on social media showed that shops, markets and offices were locked in Onitsha, while streets are deserted.

In Nnewi, DAILY POST gathered that youths suspected of being IPOB members were smashing cars belonging to motorists who attempted to enter the city.

A source who trades in Onitsha Main Market, Mr Lizinus Eze said, “We heard it yesterday as a rumour that there will not be market today, but this morning we found out that people were making bonfires everywhere in the city.

“Nobody has spoken to us about what is happening, but we learnt that it is IPOB that is trying to force people to stay at home in solidarity with Nnamdi Kanu who is appearing in court today.”

In Awka, the capital city of Anambra State, a DAILY POST reporter who moved round found that commercial activities were going on without hitches.

Police Public Relations Officer for Anambra State Police Command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga was not available for the reaction when filing this report.

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