Ebonyi, Enugu, Awka Residents Ignore IPOB’s Sit-at-home Order


  •  Aba, Onitsha, Nnewi residents comply
  • Catholic priest beaten to coma for violating order

Christopher Isiguzo , Gideon Arinze in Enugu; David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka and Benjamin Nworie in Abakaliki

Residents of Awka, the Anambra State capital, as well as Enugu and Ebonyi states, yesterday shunned the order by the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) for them to sit at home in honour of fallen Biafran patriots.

THISDAY observed that there was movement in Awka, both vehicular and human, just as public places were open for business.

However, the story was different in the commercial cities of Onitsha, and Aba, as well as the industrial town of Nnewi, as THISDAY gathered that the towns were totally shut down.

This is coming as a Catholic priest and Vicar of St Jude’s Catholic Church in Nnewi, Rev. Fr. Festus Eziamaka, who dared to drive out as early as before 6 a.m. to celebrate mass for his parishioners, was attacked, beaten to unconsciousness and…

Source: Thisday Newspaper