IPOB: Banks, markets locked on sit-at-home order in Umuahia

The situation was, however, different in Aba, the commercial hub of the state, where the order allegedly recorded partial compliance in the early hours of the day.

Anythingnaija learnt that while banks remained closed, markets and other business outlets in the city and its environs did not open for business at about midday.

Security operatives were also said to be keeping surveillance in the city to avert a possible breach of public peace in the area.

Anythingnaija reports that a combined team of security agencies in the state on Wednesday organised a show-of-force parade in Umuahia to demonstrate their readiness to quell any acts of violence or threat to peace and order.

Meanwhile, the spokesman for the Abia Police Command, Superintendent of Police Geoffrey Ogbonna, told Anythingnaiaja in a telephone interview that the entire state was calm and that residents were going about their lawful duties unmolested.< Ogbonna said that the command had not recorded any breach of the peace, adding that security agencies were on top of the situation in the state. some photos about the Activities Today

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