There was pandemonium in Owerri, Imo state earlier today, as gunmen stormed streets to enforce a sit-at-home order, leading to school children running home in their numbers.
Despite the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) declaring an end for their Monday sit-at-home order – a move that was taken to press the government into releasing Nnnamdi Kanu -, some gunmen have kept on enforcing it.
According to multiple online reports, there was sporadic shooting earlier today as gunmen went after those who were going about their businesses in Owerri.
Schoolchildren and teachers had to run home. Banks, hotels, shops and other workplaces were also hastily closed as the gunmen went around at 10am today.
Parents closed their businesses for the day and ran to schools, looking for their kids.
Street hawkers, bike riders, bus drivers, and other service providers also ran away, leaving streets deserted.
A resident said airlines were not left out and a plane had to take off before the scheduled time.