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Total Shutdown Of Markets In Aba, Port Harcourt As Biafra Supporters Remember Their Fallen Heroes

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Aba is the busiest commercial city in Abia State and Oriental Times reporters have observed that a lot of shops in the markets are closed are as a result of the sit-at-home directive from Nnamdi-Kanu’s led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The sit-at-home directive is being observed today, May 30, 2017 to remember the declaration of a Biafran state 50 years ago by the Lt. Col. Odumegwu Ojukwu, and also to honor all those who died fighting for its cause.

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This is the second time Aba commercial activities have been shut down as a result of sit-at-home directives for pro-Biafran groups. We have also gathered that in Port-Harcourt, some  of the traders have been mandated to close shops or risk paying a fine.

Some of the traders seen in front of some shops in Ariaria market, Aba, claimed they came out to observe what was happening and not for business.

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Oriental Times reporters have noted that there is no case of violence yet on the part of the pro-Biafran agitators and even the Nigerian military have notable kept an eagle eye on activities to make sure the citizens maintain law and order.

 

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