The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) may have shut down southeast Nigeria despite the government’s suppression of the group. The weekly sit-at-home order proclaimed by the group is rapidly becoming a religion in the Igbo land every Monday.
Residents of Awka, Onitsha and Nnewi on Monday joined their kinsmen in other states of the southeast to stay away from their businesses and commercial activities in observance of the Monday sit-at-home order proclaimed by the IPOB. The Onitsha Main Market, the ever-busy business community in Nnewi, and Awka were shut down as people remained in their homes this Monday. Economic and commercial activities were paralyzed as usual.