Anambra State of the old Eastern region of Nigeria is under lock and key as the Igbo nation across the globe observes a one day sit-at-home, in memorial of the over three million souls that perished following the 1967-1970 Nigerian – Biafran civil war.
As its customary among the Igbo people of the South East Nigeria, whenever they mourn their dead all businesses and social activities are often put on hold.
For some years now the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB has been championing the cause of this annual event which normal holds on the 30th of May every year.
Because 30th May fell on Sunday this year the leadership of IPOB moved the memorial event to Monday 31st May, to allow the people who are predominately Christians to attend their different church services.
All banks, govt. offices, businesses and other commercial activities have been put on hold as millions of families stay back in their homes to observe this day.
Our correspondents reported that there were no police or military presence anywhere neither are there members of IPOB on the roads enforcing the sit at home.
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