Banks, shops, and industries in Onitsha and Nnewi were shut down today, July 26, as the trial of Nnamdi Kanu resumes at the Federal High Court Abuja.
According to reports, youths suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) blocked the entrance and exits from Onitsha including the Onitsha head bridge and the industrial town of Nnewi.
The roads leading to major markets in Onitsha were also allegedly crowded by IPOB members to ensure that residents stay at home in respect to the IPOB leader, who is being arraigned in Abuja today.
Banks were also not left out as they had to stay shut to avoid chaos.
Drivers seen trying to enter Onitsha were allegedly ordered to return to their destination.
Youth also lit bonfires in the streets as they ensured residents adhere to the sit-at-home order.