Sit-At-Home Compliance: Traders Protest Sealing Of Shops In Enugu

Traders of Ogbete Main Market, Enugu, Wednesday, held a peaceful protest over the sealing of their shops by the state government on Monday.

Those that were affected closed for businesses in compliance with Monday sit-at-home order of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Mondays are being observed as sit-at-home in Southeast states since the detention of IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in 2021. The group said the enforcement was to pressurise for his release.

In a viral video, the traders were chanting “we no go ‘gree oo, we no go ‘gree; tomorrow is here, we no go ‘gree.” ‘Tomorrow is here’ is the campaign slogan of Gov Peter Mbah.

The state government had earlier declared an end to the order, describing it as economic waste to the state. The state government, in a release by the secretary to the state government, Chidiebere Onyia, warned that it would seal and reallocate shops of traders that observed the order effective July 24.