Owerri, the capital of Imo state, is deserted as residents have remained indoors in anticipation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit.
Security operatives began barricading major roads in the metropolis as early as 6 am.
This may be related to the stay-at-home order issued by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) during the president’s visit.
The city’s markets, banks, and commercial centers are closed.
On Wednesday, the heads of market associations asked traders to stay at home on Thursday.
The residents we spoke with expressed anger at the security measures put in place for the president’s visit.
Emeka, a resident of Ihiagwa, was outraged that he was forbidden to move even a kilometer from his home.
The president will commission the first phase of the Naz – Nekede – Ihiagwa road.
Emeka asked, “So how will we be able to welcome the president if we are not allowed to leave our houses?”?”
“The security agents, especially soldiers, are not friendly at all because they bark and wave guns at people trekking,”
President Buhari Arrived a moment ago