Ebonyi residents observe sit-at-home — Metro Times Nigeria

Ebonyi residents observe sit-at-home

By Augustine Anioke

Residents of Abakaliki on Friday observed the sit-at-home with the city looking like a ghost town.

The residents of the State were scarcily seen on major streets carrying out one activity or the other in the State.

When Our Reporter visited some streets within the metropolis means of transportation from one location to the other was not readily available, following the persisting sit at home order declared by IPOB.

Also, shops along Ogoja, gunning, Udensi, Waterworks, Afikpo, Kpirikpiri and Ogbaga roads were all closed as at the time of this report.

Major supermarkets, filling in stations and transportation companies were not open for business as residents were not seen within the metropolis.

Because of the impact of the sit at home order, those residents who managed to come out from their homes were seen on foot trying to locate their destination.

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However, few cars were seem on the street while few commercial motorcycle and tricycle operators made brisk business by doubling their fares.

Banks in the State capital also took down their flags as directed by IPOB.

However, some youths organizations in the state organized what they termed a one million man match in the morning which saw hundreds of youths matching through major streets in the state.

Popular parks like Amusement park which used to be filled with families taking in the holidays on every 1sy of October was deserted.

Flags at UBA and Diamond Bank taken down.

Ezzamgbo Junction and park deserted.

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