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Enugu Residents Shun Biafra Remembrance Day


Residents of Enugu metropolis on Thursday shunned the 2019 Biafra Remembrance day when they went about their normal activities and disregarded the sit-at-home order issued by the prescribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Naija News understands that the proscribed group had in a statement, directed the residents to observe a sit-at-home order in memory of those who lost their lives in the Nigeria-Biafra war from 1967 to 1970.

In Enugu metropolis, there was no sign of compliance as the roads were busy with vehicular traffic and many people were sighted going about their activities.

At Agbani Road axis, there was heavy traffic as many people including school children and workers were boarding commercial buses to their different destinations.

Public and private schools in the metropolis were opened for normal academic activities for the day.

Kenyatta, Garki and Akwata markets in the metropolis, as well as banks, were opened for business, while traders were busy displaying their goods as usual.

A businessman, Francis Ugochukwu, said that everyone had to struggle on a daily basis for his or her livelihood, saying that IPOB would not provide food for anyone.

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“It is high time we all learn our lesson. IPOB had deceived us a lot with its sit-at-home order and at the end of the whole thing, nothing happens, enough is enough,” Ugochukwu said.