The Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) had told residents in the region to observe a sit-at-home protest against the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the group and the director of Radio Biafra who was arrested by security operatives in October, 2015 and is being held at Kuje prison where he is facing treasonable charges.
The sit-at-home protest which is scheduled to hold today, September 23, 2016, have early this morning around 9:30am left several cities in the eastern region deserted as millions of citizens both in Igboland and across Nigeria adhere to the protest ‘modus operandi’. This is evident as markets and usually busy roads in the south-east are deserted.
In a Facebook post by Radio Biafra, the group shared report and photos of the situation of things in the region as residents obey the order for the sit-at-home protest. Many commentators have also used the platform to give a situation report on the silent protest as is going on in their areas.
Read comments below:
@Kachi Donwiz: I am in ariaria mrk Aba now, and everywhere is as if there is a war going on. I must say that the spirit of biafra is walking around biafra land coz every where in Abia State is as silent as a grave yard.
@Chijioke Kingsley Ugwu: Yes am in Enugu we low vehicle movement and chukwu okike Abiama just send a heavy down poor that have also force many people to stay at home, all hail Biafra.
@Damian Bon: im a servin corp member in njikoka lga,dis mrning i wnt to school late n everywia ws deserted,my students were askin me on d road,sir y ar u going to school?dnt u knw today is biafra public holiday?my broda,IPOB has won d media war
@Amaechi Nneji: Obinna Emma you are a lair in my own street in ENUGU their is know shop that open and we do hear the sound of car like after 30 minutes and like 25, 21 minutes also, And I think those sounds of cars we are hearing is suspected to he military vehicles, and am even saying that i don’t know that we can all have this kind of Corporation. — And GOD will punish you housas and yorubas that are using BIAFRANS name to open Facebook.
@Itatat Metong Tongtat: I thought this won’t affect Port-Harcourt but I was astonished to see stores closed nd few motors even on de main busy Aba Road in Port Harcourt; No motorist, passengers nd… . I wonder what this could av been if de Niger Deltans had joined. Evry where is quiet as if …. . Hmmmmmm… still observing.
@Henry Cook: In awka, u scarsely see some sponsored movements by some saboteurs , some few cow trucks were just moving to and fro blowing horns to make people seated at home to think there is movement on the road, Am standing right in front of Government house Anambra now, l can see the white toyota police car positioned in front of Govrnment house. No movement at all, u will stay like 15 to 20 munites b4 u see on car or truck passby, O GOD, give us biafra for real, L love my country, make it come in JESUS NAME! AMEN.
@Alina Solomon: Right now i am in my shop bcos am a medical personel in case of emmergency. But to my greatest surprise most shops close and d few dat open their is no customer to buy at all and every where is very quiet. That shows dat we biafrans are fully ready to go. All hail biafra.
This might be a better alternative to protesting on the streets but do you think it will move the government to order the release of Nnamdi Kanu?