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Nigeria@61: Tension in Anambra, Abia, Ebonyi over IPOB’s vow to shut down southeast, remove Nigeria flags

The annual Independence Day celebration could take a brand new dimension this yr in some elements of the nation significantly the Southeastern area following the vow by members of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB to close down actions in solidarity with its detained chief, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu for weeks has been within the custody of the Division of State Companies, DSS after he was arrested in a neighboring African nation.

NaijaTabloid remembers that the secessionists’ group had by a press release on Saturday by its spokesman, Emma Highly effective vowed to implement a sit-at-home in the complete area on October 1st, saying there can be operation no Nigerian flag in Biafra land.

In accordance with the statements, residents of the area have been warned to avoid the streets as there can be no actions.

The assertion reads partly: “IPOB has declared 1st of October 2021 complete shutdown in Biafra land as an indication of our rejection of the evil assemble known as Nigeria and there shall be no motion in Biafra land on this present day.

“Everyone should strictly adhere to this directive from IPOB management, we wish to let the world know that Biafraland will not be Nigeria and shall not be. Don’t say I don’t know, a phrase is sufficient for the sensible.”

Additionally on Tuesday, the separatist group known as on agitators of Oduduwa Republic, and Center Belt and different allegedly “oppressed tribes” within the nation to hitch in shutting down Nigeria on October 1.

Emma Highly effective stated, “Following our earlier declaration of October 1st sit at dwelling order issued by the management of the Indigenous individuals of Biafra (IPOB), all Nigerian oppressed tribes ought to reject the Nigerian authorities’s evil agenda in opposition to the indigenous peoples.

“We, the worldwide household of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB), request our brothers and sisters in Oduduwa republic and Center Belt who are suffering an analogous destiny with us to hitch fingers in sympathy protest.

DAILY POST stories that the strikes and threats have triggered pressure in lots of elements of the area as outlets, places of work started to close down about 12 hours earlier than Independence Day.

A dealer within the standard Onitsha market, Emeka Andrew, informed DAILY POST that there was panic shopping for of meals and different important gadgets on Thursday as there can be no motion on Friday (Independence Day).

He stated, “No one is popping out tomorrow as a result of nobody needs to die. All of us noticed what occurred within the earlier time when such declarations have been made by the IPOB so we’re all doing all the things attainable to forestall that. I’m closing my store something 4pm.

“On a standard notice, even on Christmas Day, we’re all the time right here however this has to do with life and loss of life and a few of us have chosen life. No matter you don’t purchase in the present day, you could not get it till subsequent week. Who is aware of what would nonetheless occur on Monday?”

Equally, a corps member who recognized herself as Ene, serving in Anaocha Native Authorities Space of the state, expressed concern of assault, saying she has resolved to droop all actions and stay-at-home.

“I don’t need any story that contact, so I’ve cancelled all my normal actions pending when normalcy return to the state”.

Nonetheless, talking with DAILY POST, the state’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenganyia T. Anthony stated the command has established an intensive patrol and surveillance to make sure peace and order within the state on Independence Day.

He stated, “We’ve prolonged our patrol and for us, we’re concentrating on our major duties which embrace the safety of lives and properties. So there may be intensive patrol and surveillance happening”.

In the identical vein, a civil servant in Ebonyi State who most popular to not be talked about in print for concern of victimization informed DAILY POST that there’s “concern within the land” as the federal government prepares for the Independence celebration.

“Though Ebonyi State will not be like different elements of the area, there may be concern within the state at present. Some unscrupulous individuals are benefiting from the peace on this place to penetrate and unleash havoc”.

However the spokesperson of the Ebonyi State Police Command, DSP Odah Loveth informed DAILY POST correspondent on telephone, that there’s calm in all places, stressing that “everybody goes about his or her companies within the state”.

She stated, “There may be nothing just like the actions of IPOB in Ebonyi and we aren’t going to permit that. The commissioner of police has assured enough safety.

“You already know that Ebony goes to be 25 years outdated tomorrow so we’re getting ready for the jubilee and Nigeria at 61.

“We won’t permit anyone to take this Glad second from us. The general public areas will probably be occupied by us. The police and different safety companies in Ebonyi State will do all the things attainable to make sure that the state may be very peaceable.

“The residents have additionally promised us that they may adjust to the safety companies and that they may report each legal exercise to us”.

DAILY POST’s commentary revealed that elements of Imo State significantly the Orlu the place the Japanese Safety Community wing of the IPOB camps, have been enveloped by pressure.

A resident who begged to not be talked about, stated outlets and places of work are being shut down already as of 4pm on Thursday.

Nonetheless, Prince Marcillinus Nlemigbo, Imo State chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC who spoke completely to DAILY POST on Thursday, stated there may be nothing like safety change within the state stressing that the Independence Day celebration should maintain.

He stated there can be motion in all elements of the state tomorrow, stressing that the governor had assured residents of enough safety.

His phrases,” We felicitate with Imolites and Nigerians generally on this event of Nigeria at 61, we want to reiterate our name for unity in addition to political and non secular tolerance amongst Nigerians. ”

“It’s our widespread religion that our energy as a nation lies in our range. We should proceed to respect our plurality and ethnoreligious and political variations to attain a peaceable and affluent nation on the sacred basis of justice, fairness and equity. God bless you all.”

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