8.4 C
New York
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Sit-at-home: Banks remove Nigeria flag as Independence celebration fails in S’East

Published:

LATEST NEWS

- Advertisement -

By Favour Goodness

The sit-at-home ordered in the entire South East has successfully stopped the Nigeria @61 Independence celebration across the five states.

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB had ordered a sit-at-home to frustrate the October 1 Independence celebration and make a bold statement on their quest for self determination.

The pro Biafra group also ordered that Nigeria flags be brought down on the day.

A total compliance across the states of the zone with most institutios removed Nigeria flags completely.

Major roads and streets in all the state capitals were deserted just as stadiums and other Central venues for October 1st parades and March past.

READ ALSO  Aftermath Of Edo APC Guber Primary : Party Under Pressure To Remove Imo Governor, Uzodimma As Chairman, Progressive Govenors Forum.

In Onitsha and environs, Anambra state, people stayed in their homes, while major roads, banks, filling stations, motor parks, schools and markets were closed for business activities.

Some intra- streets were converted to football arenas by children and drinking joints by some elders who enjoys liquor.

The Ecobank, Abakaliki, Ebonyi state complied by removing the Nigeria flag, just as also at Federal Polytechnic, Oko in Anambra state.

Not even the huge presence of the police across the States could give residents the courage to violate the order as violenct destruction has recently been used to visit violators of the sit-at-home order.

Hey there! Exciting news - we've deactivated our website's comment provider to focus on more interactive channels! Join the conversation on our stories through Facebook, Twitter, and other social media pages, and let's chat, share, and connect in the best way possible!

Join or social media

For even more exclusive content!

Of The Week
CARTOON

TOP STORIES

- Advertisement -

Of The Week
CARTOON

247Ureports Protects its' news articles from plagiarism as an important part of maintaining the integrity of our website.