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Biafra: Sit-at-home protest records partial compliance in Enugu

Biafra: Sit-at-home protest records partial compliance in Enugu
The sit-at-home protest ordered by pro-Biafra groups, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra and the Indigenous People of Biafra, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the defunct Biafra nation recorded substantial compliance in Enugu on Tuesday.

It was observed that the town was largely deserted.
There were a few people in the streets, and not many commercial vehicles plied their routes.
Some interstate mass transit bus companies refused to convey passengers.
Several private schools did not open on Tuesday, and although public schools were open, attendance was largely poor.
Also, several shops were not opened for business.
Most of the road-side restaurants did not open.
Our correspondent observed that compliance with the sit-at-home order was higher among traders and artisans.
Few shops opened in major markets, including the popular Ogbete market, and New market.
All the roadside stalls around the markets were deserted when our correspondent visited on Tuesday morning.
Interestingly, several filling stations did not open.
At the Enugu State civil service secretariat, it was observed that a few workers turned up for work.
Most residents stayed home.
It seemed like a public holiday in Enugu on Tuesday morning.
However, some shop owners and commercial bus and tricycle drivers defied the order by going about their normal businesses.
Anti-riot policemen and men of the National Security and Civil Defence Corps were seen patrolling the streets to avert a breakdown of the law and order.

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