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Nnamdi Kanu trial: Roads deserted, banks, others shut down in Imo

Imo roads deserted, banks, others shut down as Nnamdi Kanu’s trial holds in Abuja
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri

The three major towns in Imo State – Owerri, Orlu, and Okigwe – were deserted on Thursday as the trial over the treason and terrorism charges against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, by the Federal Government, began at the Federal High court in Abuja.

In Owerri, the state capital, banks, schools, markets, malls, fuel stations, and business outlets were shut down.

All the roads and streets were shadows of themselves, as residents stayed indoors in compliance with the sit-at-home order issued by IPOB in respect to Kanu’s trial.

Thursday’s sit-at-home order in the state appeared to be more successful, as it was difficult to even see a single car ply any of the roads nor see people trekking through.

Unlike the other days the sit-at-home order was observed, security operatives ply the Roads.

Ikenegbu, Government House Roundabout, Mbari, Douglas, Orji, Amakaohia, Imo state University junction, Akwakuma, Control Post junction, Onitsha Road, Aba Road, Fire service junction and Tetlow Road known for huge commercial activities were shadows of themselves.

culled from PUNCH