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IPOB, Umahi lock horns over sit-at-home order, threatens death, shop forfeiture
Governor David Umahi and the Director of Radio Biafra have engaged in media war regarding arrangements to remember Biafra fallen heroes and Heroines slain before civil war till date.
IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu had warned business owners to observe 30-31 at home in memory of slain Biafrans.
But in a statement by the Chairman of the Governors’ Forum, David Umahi, keenly warned business operators in the state to consider forfeiting their shops to the government if IPOB’s order is respected.
The governor who described Kanu’s order as ‘foolishness’ equally charged security agents to ensure the safety of people as they go about their businesses on Monday by deploying personnel everywhere in the state.
Umahi, issued the seizure threat during a live broadcast to celebrate May 29 at the State Old Executive Council Chambers, Abakaliki on Saturday. He restated that all markets must be in full operation.
However, Kanu in a broadcast on Saturday evening maintained that anyone seen on the road or business places during the course of the memorial would be seen as ‘meat’.
This since has stirred a backlash against Umahi by residents and shop owners challenged to observe fully the memorial at home.
Others who have turned into the challenge also queried the right to had threatened business owners when the government does not provide for facilities in running their businesses.