Banks, business centres, eateries have failed to open on Monday in Owerri, the Imo State capital, despite the suspension of the weekly sit-at-home order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
A Punch correspondent, who monitored activities on Monday morning in the state capital, observed that streets and roads were deserted.
While businesses, especially markets operated on a low level, few persons who came out found it difficult to get commercial vehicles, tricycles and motorbikes they could board to their destinations.
Major markets like Nkwo- Orji, Alana International Market, Ekeukwu Owerri, Amakaohia and Akwakuma markets were nearly empty.
The ever-busy Imo State University Roundabout, Government House Roundabout, Cherubim Junction, Control Post Roundabout, Warehouse Roundabout, Emmanuel College Roundabout and Fire service Roundabout all in Owerri were deserted on Monday morning.
Cooperate offices, roadside business owners in Ikenegbu, Mbari, Okigwe Road, IMSU junction and Aba Road also failed to open for the day’s business engagement, the news medium stated.