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Sit-At-Home: Imo ignores order

[FILE PHOTO] Owerri, Imo state

Daring members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Imo residents disregarded the order issued by the group to sit-at- home.

As usual, business premises, offices, markets and banks were opened for operations.

Heavy market activities went on beside and on the street of Douglas Road, former Ekeukwu Market, Owerri.

Relief Market, New Market (Alaba spare parts), Akwakuma and Amakohia markets were going on. Similar business activities were heard going on in the remote villages.

Motorists and commuters went to their various destinations unmolested and unhurt.

Fewer security operatives were seen patrolling on the streets of Owerri capital city and environs, unlike the expectations of their heavy presence by the people, which characterized similar threats in the past.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Dasuki Galadanchi, in reacting to the development said his men were battle ready to forestall any breakdown of law and order.

He assured the people of the state of the security of their lives and property, urging them to go about their businesses.

Galadanchi, with other service chiefs in the state, had held meeting within the week, briefing journalists of their resolve to deal with IPOB members or any separatist group threatening the peaceful existence of the state.

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