Some residents in Umuahia, the Abia state capital on wet Monday responded to the sit at home order as directed by the proscribed indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
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The proscribed group had said the lockdown tagged “Ghost Monday” will also affect schools and marketplaces.
Kanu is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony brought against him by the federal government over his campaign for the Republic of Biafra.
He was released in April 2017 on health grounds but jumped bail after flouting some of the conditions given to him by the court.
Kanu was re-arraigned before Binta Nyako of the federal high court in Abuja on June 29 after being intercepted and extradited to Nigeria. His trial was adjourned till July 26 for a hearing.
The Abia State Government on Friday responded to the legal trial of Mazi Nnamdi Kalu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the scheduled sit-it-home order.
In a statement signed by Chief John Okiyi Kalu, Commissioner for Information of the state, Abia said it has remained in touch with “his family members, other relevant persons and institutions, and receive regular updates through them on the situation.”
The State Government, however, kicked against any move by supporters of the secessionist leader to enforce sit-at-home in the State.
The State said that while it would not stop anyone sitting at home for any reason, it would not fold its hands and watch as people are forced against their wish or children stopped from going to schools.