Onitsha, the commercial nerve centre of Anambra State, was deserted and quiet on Thursday, May 30 as residents stayed at home due to the order of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
IPOB issued this order to honour the Biafra fallen soldiers.
is a shadow of itself this Thursday morning, May 30, 2019.
Security agencies had vowed to abort the event scheduled to hold across the five South-East states and other Igbo-speaking parts of Nigeria.
Our sources still monitoring the situation in other parts of Anambra, as well as in Abia, Imo, Enugu, Ebonyi and Imo states.
Meanwhile, security operatives have, in the past week, been engaged in Operation Show-of-Force with a combined force of Military, Naval and Police personnel patrolling the major streets of Umuahia and environs.
It is believed that Umuahia is the headquarters of IPOB, being the native home of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Though the security operatives have not harassed anybody, they said the operation was to alert the people and warn pro-Biafra groups not to cause any trouble.
There have also been warnings from Police authorities to the group to desist from making such calls for sit-at-home as it had no rights to do so.