Uncategorized

BIAFRA SIT-AT-HOME 2019: SCHOOLS, BANKS, MARKETS, WERE SHUTDOWN, ROADS DESERTED IN ONITSHA, OTHER PARTS

Ojukwu-military-g-009-e1406632361529_0In compliance with the sit-at-home declaration by Biafra Freedom group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to honour, remember Biafran heroes, there was total lockdown in Onitsha, the commercial centre of Anambra state as all markets, schools and banks were closed.

 
IMG-20190530-WA0062DCO Global News observed that human and vehicular movements were restricted, with raders and residents deciding to stay indoors, in observance to the Biafran Heroes Remembrance Day, and Sit-At-Home order by IPOB.

 

IMG-20190530-WA0053DCO Global News observed that no vehicle was moving of out or into Onitsha from the bridgehead, as the Enugu-Onitsha expressway was deserted by motorists and commuters. However, there was a smattering of commercial tricycle taxia still worked in the eastern city.

 

IMG-20190530-WA0044All the markets, including the Onitsha main market, Ochanja market, Ogbaru Relief market, New spare parts market Nkpor, old spare parts market Obosi, building material market Ogidi, with traders refusing to trade even in cases where they were open for business.

 

IMG-20190530-WA0045The busy New Market and Old Market roads leading to the Onitsha main market were deserted, young boys turning the roads into football pitches.

 

IMG-20190530-WA0058A trader, Chief Nnana Udenze, said that the 30 May ‘sit-at-home’ has been an annual observance for Igbos and Biafrans at large to honour those who died as a result of the Nigeria Civil War (1967-1970).

 

 

IMG-20190530-WA0054“I want to appreciate the way and manner the sit-at-home is being done now, where everybody will stay at home to mediate and pray for our brothers and sisters who lost their lives in the struggle,” Chief Udenze said, further adding that, according to him, “this approach is the best, than the youths coming out on the road in procession and in the process security agents killing them.”

 

IMG-20190530-WA0043A resident opposing the action, Mr Charles Odune, said that Igbos would lose billions of naira because of the closure of markets and other places, saying that Igbo people, being predominantly traders, would be the ones to lose more than any other people.

 

IMG-20190530-WA0028“Inasmuch as we want to honour those who lost their lives during the Biafran war, must we shut everywhere down?,” the frustrated resident asked.

 

IMG-20190531-WA0029“We are the ones to lose because it is when we do our business that we eat. We should look for the best way to honour the fallen heroes, not necessarily closing everywhere. I don’t know what we will gain by this?”
Odune said.

 

 

By Dominic C. Odoh

 

Click to Follow DcoGlobalNews.com

DCO Global News Contacts: For information on Press Releases, News, Advertisements, Videos, Photos, Events happenings, Promotional Events and Adverts, Share your stories with us, Please Call or Send a Text to our Whatsapp number; +886963563485, +886970840314.

Or send an email to; chionikdom02@yahoo.com, emydom29@gmail.com

(Like and Follow our Facebook Page; DCO Global News)

(Follow us on Twitter; @Dcoglobalnews)

(Follow us on LinkedIn; Dco Global News)

(Follow us on Tumblr; Dcoglobalnews)

(Follow us on Google +; Dco Global News TV)

(Subscribe to our YouTube Channel; DCO Global News TV)
Subscribe to DCO Global News. Advertise with us. Send us enquiries, press releases.
DCO Global News Promotes the Values of Democracy, Human Rights, Values of Life and Freedom of Expression in a Region Where Genuine Media Freedom Remains Elusive and where many Media outlets remain Divided along Ethnic Lines.

Let’s 🚶 Walk   the 🚶  Walk 🚶   Together.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s