The protest is expected to pressurise the government to release Nnamdi Kanu
Markets and usually-busy roads in the southeast are deserted as citizens stay at home to conform to the Biafra stay-at-home protest.
The Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) had asked residents in the region to stay at home to protest the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu who is the leader of the group and the director of Radio Biafra.
Kanu was detained by security operatives in 2015 and is being held at Kuje prison where he is facing treasonable charges.
In a post by Radio Biafra, the group shared report and photos of the situation of things in the region as residents stayed in their homes.
Markets and shops were closed especially in Onitsha in Anambra state while in some places, schools were on lockdown.
There was also the presence of policemen reported in Port Harcourt and Owerri.
Ifeanyi Victor write: Schools, markets are closed except hospitals which is quite understandable
Salome Ekwunife wrote: Onitsha main market is closed down, school children are at home.
IfeomaChukwu Chiukwuemerie wrote: everywhere is shut down, everybody is indoor listening #RADIOBIAFRA
Izuchukwu Abazulu wrote: My brother everywhere is quiet
Ugwu Sylvanus Wrote: Incredible! Onitsha is as quiet as a grave yard, deserted . Biafrans are mean.
Citizen Frank Marcelo Wrote: At Onitsha here no movement, all the markets was shut down including the biggest market in West Africa main market, both schools, banks, in fact no movement. Biafra is too much.
Izuchukwu Abazulu Wrote: Here In igweocha, all the schools has shut down
Hyginus Nwankwo Wrote: Omagba z like a deserted area, no vehicle even kekenapepe to carry those saboutouers to their different areas. Everybody z at home, shops shut, schools both public and private are on hardlock .I am reporting from Omagba in Onitsha north Anambra state Biafra land
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