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Illegal sit-at-home order declared by Simon Ekpa, Finland based factional leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Monday recorded partial compliance as most people remained in their homes.

From Ogui Rd, New Haven, Independence layout, Agbani Rd, Emene and New Market, vehicular traffic was sparse along the major roads connecting various streets in the metropolis.

At WAEC Bustop 

However, Daily Gazette observed that there were heavily armed joint security personnel stationed along roads identified as flash points to include Holy Ghost axis, Otigba Round about, New Haven, Old park among others areas.

Economic activities were not vibrant as people were seen sitting and relaxing around their premises, while many youths turned available spaces into football playgrounds while some business centers remained closed.

Daily Gazette correspondent who monitored the situation reports that although Timber market, Ogbete Main Market, Spare parts market Camp, Kenyatta market and New Haven market were all opened for business, there were only few buyers.

As at the time of filling this report, some departmental stores, shops and business premises remained shut.

Shops attached to residential buildings were partially opened for business, while traders sat in groups discussing the situation.
Some motor parks and roads were also deserted.

Daily Gazette correspondent gathered that Army and police personnel patrolled round the metropolis while many residents, especially those on emergency services, walked to their destinations.

A passersby who spoke to Daily Gazette on the condition of anonymity said “I commend the security agencies for a good job, but the masses are still scared for their lives”.

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