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No one shows up for independence day anniversary in Anambra because of IPOB's "sit-at-home" order.

Anambra State residents on Friday failed to mark the Independence Day Anniversary celebration following the the "sit-at-home" order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Although plans were made on Thursday to hold the celebration of the country's 61st independent anniversary celebration, at Ekwueme square, Awka, no celebrant showed up except security operatives who were deployed to safeguard the area.

In as much the venue was also beautifully decorated with Nigerian colours and a podium for Governor, Willie Obiano to take a salute, unfortunately nobody turned up, including the Governor. There were only heavily armed police officers, armoured vehicles which were stationed to provide security for the event.

The commercial city and the industrial town of the state, Onitsha and Nnewi respectively, recorded compliance with the order as well. There were no streets markets or even foodstuff and materials sellers.

There was no vehicular or human movements on the streets as well because even the Niger bridge that used to witness traffic jam was a ghost of itself. There were no security operatives on the roads or any checkpoints or their usual roadblocks, as the roads were equally deserted.

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Anambra State Awka IPOB Independence Day Willie Obiano


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