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Imo traders defy IPOB’s sit-at-home, open stores

Owerri traders in Imo State, yesterday ignored the weekly Monday sit-at-home as they moved on with their commercial activities.

Though schools, banks, and some major commercial places remained closed. But as of noon, business activities were going on along Nekede, Ihiagwa, Douglas and Wetheral roads.

It was reported that trading affairs were also going on unhindered at the Relief and Eke Onunwa markets.

One of the traders who did not want her identity unveiled, said he opened his stores “to test the waters.”

“We can’t continue like this. We have to start from somewhere and someone has to take the initiative. We can’t be sitting at home forever, if not, we will all die of hunger.”

Recall that the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had made a declaration of every Monday as sit-at-home in the South Eastern region of the country, to solidarize with their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who is presently facing trials including treasonable felony and terrorism in Abuja.

The sit-at-home order also affects every day Kanu appears in court.

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