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Sit-at-Home: Enough Is Enough – Enugu residents protest
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Tue, 25 Jul 2023   ||   Nigeria,
 

Residents of Enugu State have protested against sit-at-home order on Monday.
The residents came out in their thousands to defy the regular sit-at-home order in the state.
The protesters carried banners that read “Enough is Enough” as they marched through some streets.
In the past two years, residents of the Southeast have been observing a sit-at-home that was ordered by a faction of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Initially, IPOB started the sit-at-home campaign to push for the release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
But the initiative was hijacked by Simon Ekpa, who has allegedly been empowering thugs to cause havoc in the region under the guise of enforcing the order.
The sit-at-home has led to economic hardship in the region as people hardly come out on Mondays and whenever the order is given.
Ekpa recently ordered Southeast residents to stay at home for one week.
On Sunday, the Enugu State government threatened to sanction anybody, groups, or organisations that observe the sit-at-home.

 

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