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Imo, Anambra stand against IPOB sit-at-home order

Authorities in Anambra and Imo are toughening their stance against a sit-at-home order by the secessionist Indigenous Peoples of Biafra. The sit-at-home protest is scheduled…

Authorities in Anambra and Imo are toughening their stance against a sit-at-home order by the secessionist Indigenous Peoples of Biafra.

The sit-at-home protest is scheduled for every Monday in the south east, starting August 9, to prevail on the federal government to release IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu in detention for treasonable felony.

Anambra governor Willie Obiano has directed civil servants to be at work on Monday, insisting absentees would face sanction.

In Imo, police warned against any breakdown of law and order and encouraged residents to go about their duties without hindrance.

According to a statement by the state’s  Head Of Service, Harry Udu, on Sunday in Awka, “Failure to do so will result in severe sanctions including loss of salary for the month of August. All Hon. Commissioners and Permanent Secretaries are to monitor and report compliance, please.”

Imo police commissioner Abutu Yaro said, “All residents of Imo State to ignore any stay-at-home  orders from illegitimate persons and entities that parade the airwaves with innocuous fallacies and fantasies”.

He advised Imolites to come out on Monday en masse and go about their lawful businesses, bearing in mind that Imo state economy is driven by individual contributions and it is from their various daily activities they put food on the table.

The statement advised the people to resist  in its entirety any person(s) who come out on that day to enforce any illegal order that is not from a legitimate authority.

He warned that security agencies would also come down heavily on such persons.