Nnamdi Kanu’s trial: South East residents observe sit-at-home, banks remove Nigerian flags
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Nnamdi Kanu’s trial: South East residents observe sit-at-home, banks remove Nigerian flags

Residents of Abakalki, the Ebonyi State capital, on Thursday stayed indoors following the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

DAILY POST reports that commercial banks were also observed to have removed the Nigerian flags in their premises to avert possible attacks.

The residents totally obeyed the sit-at-home order declared by the leadership of IPOB to honour the arraignment of Kanu in court.

Investigation revealed that both civil and public servants as well as health officers in the state shunned work to honour Kanu.

Our reporter, who moved around the state capital to monitor compliance of citizens to the sit-at-home order, observed that all federal and state roads including major streets in the state capital were deserted.

It was also gathered that schools including primary, secondary and tertiary institutions were totally shut down.

Also, the Abakaliki High Court, as well as the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, was under lock and key.

The popular Abakaliki International Market and other regional markets as well as bus parks in the state were also shut down.

Kanu was brought before the court in Abuja around 9 am. However, he was sent back to the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) and the case adjourned until November 10.


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