For the first time, police stations in Enugu, Southeastern Nigeria, saw 100% compliance with the ignominious sit-at-home order in what looks to be the worst case of the Monday sit-at-home operation.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) organized a Monday sit-in in the third quarter of 2021 to demand the unconstitutional release of their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is now detained by the Nigerian secret police, the Department of State Services (DSS), in Abuja.
However, immediately after issuing the decision, IPOB reversed course and announced its annulment.
Despite the fact that IPOB has already called off the Monday sit-in, some gunmen have continued to assault defaulters as part of their brutal enforcement of the order.
IPOB has said that it has no ties to the gunmen.
The majority of police stations, including the Trans Ekulu police station, Ogui, New Heaven, and Abakpa Area Command, among others, were closed on Monday, May 16, 2022, in line with the sit-at-home order.
While the gates were sealed, just a few police officers were observed at the stations.
Apart from police stations, however, all government offices, banks, and other organizations were closed on Monday morning.
Newsmen reported near-complete compliance with the sit-at-home order in Trans-Ekulu, Abakpa, GRA, and Obiagu, while economic activity were halted.
Apart from a few military patrol trucks moving towards Obiagu observed at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium and empty police vans strategically stationed at the Holy Ghost Roundabout and Ogbete major market, there was no sign of security officials.
Since 6:30 a.m., Nigerian Air Force surveillance planes have been performing reconnaissance operations around the state capital and adjacent villages.
Ogbete Main Market and New Market, a large market, were virtually empty.
Padlocks were seen at two major police stations, Ogui Police Station and Trans Ekulu Police Station.
Apart from hospitals, no other government institution in Enugu state was providing full-fledged services on Monday.
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