Heavy safety, panic shopping for as IPOB holds Biafra Heroes Day

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Ahead of at the moment’s Biafra Heroes Day declared by the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra throughout the South-East, the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Nnaghe Itam, on Wednesday, deployed policemen throughout faculties within the state.

Similarly, the Enugu State authorities rejected the sit-at-home order known as by IPOB to mark the day, saying it had put safety businesses on pink alert to withstand any try on the breaking of regulation and order.

IPOB had final week, in a press release by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, suggested the West African Examination Council to shift WASSCE papers slated for May 30.

It equally suggested the Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Anambra State to shift its convocation slated for a similar date.

The separatist group declared May 30 sit-at-home throughout the 5 South-East states, warning that there could be no enterprise actions and no actions to honour Igbo folks killed through the civil battle of 1967-1970.

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Our correspondent, who went round main markets and faculties throughout Anambra State on Wednesday, noticed heavy safety presence with safety autos as residents had been additionally seen making last-minute purchases to keep away from being stranded.

This was simply as a few of the college students participating within the West African Senior School Certificate Examination had been seen relocating to areas close to their examination centres, in order to keep away from being stranded as IPOB has declared no motion throughout the area.

Customers additionally besieged banks and Automated Teller Machine factors to withdraw money so as to make purchases and prepare for the day.

A resident, who was seen making fast purchases at Eke Awka Market, in Awka, Grace Acho, who spoke to our correspondent, mentioned, “My brother, once I heard that markets wouldn’t open tomorrow, I took permission from the workplace to hurry right here to purchase some foodstuffs and prepare for tomorrow.



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