Breaking : Schools shut down in Abia, Enugu ahead of Biafra day
By Steve Oko
There are early signals that tomorrow’s (May 30) sit-at-home order in honour of victims of Biafra agitation will enjoy full compliance by the people.
This is following the directive by most private schools in Abia that pupils should stay at home on Thursday.
Although no reason was given by the school management for the emergency holiday, it may not be unconnected with the sit-at -home order by the leadership of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB.
Reports reaching Wawa News Global also say schools in Enugu gave similar directive to their pupils and staff.
There were also reports that major markets in South East have given signals that they would not open for business tomorrow.
While some say the measure was precautionary others believe it was in solidarity with the Biafra day rememberance.
Many residents believe there was nothing wrong with observing a sit-at-home for Biafran fallen heroes.
Meanwhile, IPOB has vowed to push ahead with the sit-at-home order despite oppositions by government.
According to the latest statement by IPOB, no amount of intimidation will deter the group and its sympathisers from observing the order.
The statement signed by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful urged residents of South South and South East to remain indoors from morning to evening.
IPOB which said no amount of provocation would make it reconsider its non violent posture, vowed to remain resolute until Biafra is restored.
It also advised people to restrain from any form of procession or rally but to remain indoors and pray for all those who have lost their lives in the struggles for Biafra restoration.
Meanwhile a joint police and army patrol team has continued to march through major cities in South East zone on long convoys.
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