In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Biafra by the Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra and the Indigenous People of Biafra, Commercial activities were skeletal on Tuesday in Imo State, especially Owerri, the state capital.
Banks, Universities, schools, markets, corporate offices and most petroleum stations failed to open for the day’s business.
All the banks our correspondent visited at bank road, Wetheral read, Mbari and item streets in the state capital were locked as customers struggled to make use of the Automated Teller Machines.
Almost all the private schools in the state capital failed to open for studies, even as pupil and students of government owned schools failed to turn up for studies.
The popular Ekeukwu Owerri main market situated in the heart of town did not open.
There were skeletal services at the state secretariat, as civil servants who showed up did so to avoid victimization from the Government.
A senior Bank official who spoke to our correspondent on the telephone said that the bank failed to open because of the security situation caused by the celebration.
He said that they do not want a situation gunmen will take advantage of the situation in the state to rob the banks.
Speaking to our correspondent on the telephone, the state Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, said that policemen were deployed in strategic and “black spots” across the state to checkmate lawlessness.
Ezike said, “The state is peaceful, there is no operation show of force today. What we are doing today is to deploy our men in strategic areas and black spots. If you go to the control post, Okigwe roundabout, and other places, you will see them. We have the capability and capacity to protect the residents of the state.
The spokesperson for Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps in the state, Lowell Chimeziri, said that the operatives of the command were on patrol across the state to prevent a breakdown of the law and order.
Buhari not a democrat, must be sacked in 2019 – Atiku averred
POLITICS – Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being undemocratic despite coming to power in 2015 through a democratic process.
Atiku stated this on Thursday when he visited Kogi State delegates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The presidential aspirant noted that Nigerians are presently suffering under the All Progressive Congress-led Federal Government.
He debunked the insinuation that he currently holds grudge against his former boss, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
“I will continue to express my reservations on the willingness of President Buhari to hand over power. I have a simple and straight explanation for this. When Buhari took over power in 1983, they asked him of his transition to civil rule, then he responded, he doesn’t have.
“My stand is that one, he is not a democrat. Secondly, he is only using democracy to go back to power. If he loses election in 2019, he must hand over power” Atiku averred.
NYSC member battling for life after soldier’s assault in Kaduna camp
The corper, set to complete his service next month, had been appointed to the brigade band to train the current corps members. However, at the end of the parade, he excused himself and was planning to leave when a female soldier stopped him and said he couldn’t go.
He allegedly tried to explain to the soldier that he had to leave, as he is not bounded by the camp rules, but the soldier started harassing him. A male soldier later joined his colleague and kicked the corper, who fell and landed awkwardly on his head. The soldier was said to have pulled him up with his belt, raised him high and dropped him, making him faint immediately.
The victim was then rushed to the camp clinic, where preliminary assessment showed that he broke his neck in the process. He was later rushed out of the camp to a clinic and it’s being rumored that he is now between life and death.
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