Residents Ignore IPOB’s Sit-At-Home Order, Go About Normal Activities
Residents of Enugu state on Friday, September 14, went about their normal activities ignoring the Sit-At-Home order given by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), which monitored the situation in the metropolis following the order, said that there were no signs of compliance as business premises were open, the roads busy with vehicular traffic and people were seen going about their activities.
This, however, may not be unconnected with the security arrangement by the government of Enugu State and the security agencies that encouraged people to disregard the order and go about their businesses.
Bear in mind that the Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Mohammad Danmallam, had told NAN that the security community in the South-East had made adequate aerial and land deployment to ensure the safety of citizens.
Danmallam said that the deployment was made at about 8pm on Thursday following a joint security meeting.
The joint security team comprises personnel of the Nigerian Army; Nigerian Air Force; Nigeria Police and Department of State Services.
Others are the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps; Nigerian Prisons Service; Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigeria Immigration ServicService and Nigeria Customs Service.
“The deployment of security personnel, vehicles, aircrafts and other logistics was to forestall the sit-at-home order across the South-East states by IPOB meant to take effect today (Friday),’’ he said.
Danmallam noted that security personnel had also been deployed to protect critical state and government infrastructure as well as public places.
He further added that “we already have our personnel, vehicles, surveillance aircrafts and other logistics out there.”