All the commercial banks operating in Umuahia, the capital of Abia State and the Aba, the commercial nerve of the state on Saturday obeyed the orders of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by removing Nigerian flags that they usually hang in their business premises.
Sources however told our reporter that most banks in the state removed Nigerian flags in their premises at the close of work on Friday.
The removal of Nigerian flags by banks followed the order of the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who had in a statement signed by its spokesman, Comrade Emma Powerful, warned that they don’t want to see Nigerian flags anywhere in the southeast.
Checks within the state have it that the Nigerian flags at Okpara Auditorium and some government offices along Library Avenue in Umuahia were still standing at the time of filing the report.
Our correspondent who monitored the compliance of residents of the state to the IPOB sit-at-home order, reports that there was a total compliance as markets including popular Ariaria International Market, Eziukwu, Cemetery, Shopping center and among others were deserted by the traders.
Though there a fee commercial tricycle operators on the road, a lot of people trekked to their locations after waiting endlessly for taxis and commercial tricycles to convey them to their locations.
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