Kanu’s trial resumes in Abuja while Biafra agitators block business in Onitsha.
protesters believed to be Biafrans blocked highways in Onitsha and Nnewi, Anambra State, on Monday to protest the trial of Nnamdi Kanu in Abuja, according to reports. Nnamdi Kanu’s case will be heard in Abuja tomorrow [Monday] and IPOB has asked its members to sit at home.
“We got the signal quite late in Awka,” a source stated. Nnewi and Onitsha are the only places where we could protest. In Awka and its environs, nothing is happening. Road closures meant residents and visitors in Onitsha and Nnewi were unable to attend to their daily business. The two locations were sealed off by a wall of concrete. Some teenagers thought to be members of IPOB in Onitsha set fire to most roadways and ordered vehicles to turn around, sources claimed. While the streets of Onitsha were deserted, the city’s shops, marketplaces, and offices remained locked.
This morning we found out that there was a burning going on all across the city,” stated a dealer, Lizinus Eze. IPOB is trying to force people to remain home in solidarity with Nnamdi Kanu, who is appearing in court, but no one has spoken to us about what is going on. While visiting Awka, the state capital of Nigeria, our correspondent noticed that commercial activity were proceeding as usual. Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos State, Ikenga Tochukwu, claimed he was at a meeting and couldn’t comment on the matter.