Following the lifting of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra’ s one- week sit- at- home edict, commercial operations in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, went on as usual.
The popular Eke Onunwa, Relief, and Egbeada markets were open for business, with buying and selling going on as usual, with vehicular and pedestrian traffic being regular.
Despite the fact that most schools were closed, automobile parks, banks, and ATM machines were bustling with activity.
Mr Chima Osuko, a secondary school teacher, said the fear of the unknown caused by the directive may have been a factor in students’ refusal to attend classes.
” Children would have been in school today if the news of the cancellation of the order had been disseminated before Thursday, ” he claimed.
Mrs Josephine Ajoku, a women leader of the All Progressives Congress in the state, praised the move to modify the injunction, saying it will help ensure a free and fair election in Anambra.
On Friday night, terror gripped the Umulogho and Isinweke communities in Imo State’ s Obowo and Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Areas after fleeing gunmen went on the rampage, murdering three people.
The rogue shooters, who were operating in three trucks, also set fire to ten motorcycles and injured an unknown number of people.
At Nwokeisiama intersection in Umulogho, gunmen whose mission had yet to be identified as of press time killed three people.
As of the time of publishing this story, the victims, two men and a woman, were lying in a pool of their own blood.
Before exiting the town, the gunmen shot indiscriminately, creating tension in the area.
As of the time of reporting this article, state police spokesperson Mike Abattam had yet to confirm the attacks.
Members of the public are still expecting more information from the police.