IPOB Sit At Home Order: Schools, Shops Shut Down In Asaba

ASABA – The order to sit at home by IPOB was Observered in some parts of Asaba, Delta State as Business and academic activities were paralyzed.
The Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) had threatened massive protest and sit at home on May 30th 2019, in the South East and South South region. The threats, security agencies described as mere, and urged residents/ indigenes of the zones to go about their businesses.
But in Asaba, and its environs, business and academic activities were paralyzed as virtually all the streets are desolate even as the popular commercial buses plying Asaba- Onitsha roads were few.
At Okwe, Akwaebulu, Cable Point, Bonsac areas of Asaba, it was Observered that shops were lucked up as students were earlier asked not to come to school for fear of unknown.
At the pupolar Ogbeogonogo market, it was the same story as the market which used to be beehive of commercial activities, was in shadow of itself for fear of the unknown, while few traders who did not heed to the sit at home order, were seen discussing in a group.

The Police Public Relations officer in the state, DSP Onome Onovuwakpoyeya while reacting said the Police are committed to protecting lives and property in the state, adding that the police are already on the streets.
According to him, “The Police will deal decisively with any trouble maker in the state, the Police will protect the lives and properties of the people in the state, the Police is not perturbed about the IPOB threats, people should out for their business, my children have gone to school in my area.”
One of the traders who spoke to me on the condition of anonymity said ” You know most of us in this area of Asaba are Ibos, we constitute 70% of people here, so we must obey the order. That is the only solution to the problem in the country, it might be long, IPOB would achieve its dreams for its country.
“Many of us in Asaba are Biafra, and today is our day, it’s just a delayed but we must get there”.

BENIN CITY-Three armed robbers suspected to be members of a deadly gang terrorising Medical Stores Road, Universal, Okhoro and environs have been apprehended while robbing a pastor in Benin City.
It was gathered that the pastor (name withheld by us) had gone in his Xtera Jeep marked LAGOS EKY-353 CA to assist an aged woman to his church when four armed men waylaid him at Universal Street, about 8 a.m last Sunday.
They took the pastor away in his vehicle, forcefully collected his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card and the PIN as vigilant youths in the area who witnessed the operation, entered a car and trailed the armed robbers unnoticed.
The robbers were however apprehended beside a bank at Uselu shell while waiting for their member who had gone to ATM with the pastor’s card to withdraw cash from his account.
On sighting the calamity that had befell his gang as the angry mob unleashed violence on them, the robber escaped from the bank.

It could not be ascertained at press time whether he was able to withdraw cash immediately, it was gathered that the youths were not aware that a member of the robbery gang had alighted from the pastor’s vehicle.
A cut-to-size double barrel and one locally made pistol were recovered from the suspects.
The youths in the area were said to have taken such action when the spate of robbery became incessant.
A young barber in Medical Stores Road was reportedly robbed and shot dead in presence of his new baby, nursing wife and mother barely a week ago.
Cases of car theft was said to have also increased in the area in the past weeks as the residents were sleeping with eye opened.
It was learnt that operatives of Okhoro Divisional Police Headquarters stormed the scene and took the three suspects and the arms away.
Confirming the incident the Public Relations Officer for Edo Police Command DSP Chidi Nwabuzor said the three suspects had confessed to the crime as the case had been transferred to the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Police Command Headquarters in Benin City.

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