On Monday, the Enugu State Government took action and closed down two commercial banks and 107 shops that allegedly complied with the Indigenous People of Biafra’s (IPOB) “illegal sit-at-home order” in the state.
The Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority, led by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chidiebere Onyia, was responsible for sealing the premises of the businesses involved. Various WhatsApp groups have been circulating video clips and photographs showing officials and Mr. Onyia during the process of sealing the affected establishments.
The SSG said: “It is not a punitive but ownership culture, where all of us (should) come together to fight the menace of illegal sit-at-home,” he said.
“We are taking it up not because Mbah is in the business of stopping economic growth but to fight those that think they can intimidate us.
“We have been to ShopRite, Celebrity- a shopping mall – SPAR, (a supermarket) and others. We saw shops that were not open, and we sealed them,” Mr Onyia stated.