Some residents of the South-East region on Monday reconsidered the stay-at-home order, while avoiding businesses and commercial activities, despite the suspension of the directive by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
However, in some parts of the region, people went about their daily activities as usual.
IPOB claimed that Ghost Monday would no longer take place every Monday under the directive of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who said it should only be observed on the day he appears in court.
The group reports this in a statement from its spokesperson Emma Powerful on Sunday.
He added that security forces were planning to attack civilians, blaming the agents of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), IPOB’s militia wing.
However, despite the group’s statement that the weekly shutdown has been suspended on Monday, some people in the region have stayed indoors on Monday since the directive was first announced.
Photos seen by SaharaReporters revealed that Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi state, has been completely shut down as motorcycle parts stores were closed. Also, markets and streets on Enugu road, Nsukka in Enugu state, were deserted as there was no vehicle movement.
The newspaper was also informed that there were very few vehicles on the road in Awka, the capital of Anambra state, while public places were deserted.
Although Eke Awka’s market gate was wide open, only a few people could be seen in the market, while most of the shops remained closed.