Breakaway IPOB leader, Simon Ekpa, a Finland-based self-acclaimed disciple of Kanu, had in a viral clip asked residents to stay home for five days.
Read his statement;
“MASSOB is urging Ndigbo to ignore the treat and go about their normal business.”
Also, Igbo youths under the auspices of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) Worldwide, asked Ndigbo to resist a full reign of terror being sponsored by enemies.
Its National President, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, wondered how any right-thinking person would ask people to sit at home for five consecutive days at a time economic challenges were biting harder.
The group urged Southeast residents to ignore what he called “a baseless and senseless order”.
Anambra State government described as fake news speculations that markets would be shut on December 20.
Addressing market chairmen and secretaries at the Secretariat of the Anambra State Markets Amalgamated Traders’ Association (ASMATA), Onitsha, Chief of Staff to the State Government, Chief Ernest Ezeajughi, urged the traders to disregard the rumour.
He said: “Don’t mind the enemies of progress. How can we close markets at this critical time that we are about to celebrate Christmas and New year?
“It is the period we make sales, so don’t mind the saboteurs.
“The sit-at-home is fake news. Even IPOB has cleared the air that it was fake news.
“To have sit-at-home from 9th to 14th of December is not possible.”
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