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Total lockdown in Owerri as Buhari visits Imo

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Total lockdown in Owerri as Buhari visits Imo
Total lockdown in Owerri as Buhari visits Imo

Residents of Imo state stayed back at their homes today, September 9, even as President Muhammadu Buhari’s arrived the South Eastern state.

Buhari was received at the Imo Airport by the Southeast Governors, led by the Chairman of the Southeast Governors, and the governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, host Governor, Hope Uzodimma of Imo State, among other Igbo leaders.

The President is expected to commission some landmark projects in the State and meet with Igbo leaders and other Igbo groups.

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Though residents deserted the streets after the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) directed all residents of the state to sit at home as a form of protest that the Nigerian leader is not ”welcome ”to the state in solidarity with their leader Nnamdi Kanu, who is still under the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

As early as 8 am up to 11 am the streets of Owerri, Imo’s capital was reportedly empty. Major places in the Owerri metropolis including banks, filling stations, schools and markets were completely shutdown.