The premises of seven commercial banks operating along Bank Road in Imo State were sealed early this morning by the State Government because the affected banks obeyed the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB’s, suspended the weekly Monday Sit-at-Home directive.
As at 7am on Tuesday, September 7, the customised ribbons of the state government were sighted at the affected banks. Some of the banks that were sealed by the state government were Access Bank; First Bank; United Bank for Africa; Polaris Bank and Eco Bank.
Our correspondent gathered that the sealed banks were those that did not open for business yesterday, Monday, which is a day hitherto declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as “Monday’s Weekly Sit-at-Home”, especially for states in the South East in protest against the continued detention of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is currently in the custody of the Nigerian Government.
The sealing exercise was carried out by the Owerri Capital Development Authority, OCDA, as early as 7am Tuesday and it affected all the banks operating along Bank Road in Owerri, the state capital.
As at 10am today, hundreds of the affected bank’s customers were sighted loitering outside their respective bank premises, while many of them were seen in groups discussing the sad incident.
Recall that the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, had, through its Directorate of States, DOS, suspended the weekly Monday Sit-at-Home directive it earlier issued, however, it directed that henceforth, the sit-at-home would be observed only on the date of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, court appearances.
According to a statement from the Directorate of States IPOB, the reason for the suspension of the weekly Monday sit-at-home directive was based on a recent directive from its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and in accordance with the leader’s directive, the sit-at-home will, in the interim, be observed on the date of their leader’s court appearance.