In a mandatory sit-at-home order demanded by the secessionist group IPOB for all Igbos to remain indoors to mark Biafran fallen heroes, and celebrate Biafran day, it appears majority of Igbos still have the sentiment attached to the course, defying governments’ threats of losing their shops and forfeiting their business premises should they abide by the sit-at-home directive by IPOB, the traders did exactly that! Once again risking their means of economic livelihood for a dream they hold dear.
Walking around the streets of Enugu, and its densest arears, we found few human and vehicular activities, the highly populated areas of Ogbete Main Market, Holy Ghost, Old park, New Market were semi-deserted but for few hawkers who lined the pavement in hopes of taking advantage of the absence of market stalls.
However, there are some with the opinion that people were being lazy, taking advantage of yesterday’s celebration of Democracy Day to extend the holidays.
Whatever the motives are, itv is clear that the dreams, sentiments and hopes of the ideals of Biafra is still in force at least in South Eastern Nigeria