Schools, Shops, banks in Abakaliki shutdown as residents obey IPOB-sit-at-home order.
The group had called for the exercise to protest the arrest and detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu by the Federal Government, but Kanu’s brother over the weekend called off the suspension.
Schools, Shops, banks and other businesses in the city remained under lock this morning.
However, cars, commercial tricycles and motorcycles were operating.
Banks remained shut but their Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) were functional and dispensing cash to customers.
A few banks had their gates opened did not have customers to attend to.
A bank staff told The Nation they were instructed to report for work but not to open for business till they were told to do so.
Some security agents were seen in their vans on patrol of major streets while residents were seen in clusters discussing the situation.
Students writing the National Examination Council (NECO) exams were seen going to school.
Workers of some businesses, who reported to work, found their offices under lock and key.
Parks of major transport companies also did not load as at the time of this report.