Most businesses including banks and schools in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra State, were shut in compliance with the sit-at-home declaration by pro-Biafran groups.
According to Daily Sun, human and vehicular movements were restricted, with traders and residents deciding to stay indoors.
The busy New Market and Old Market roads leading to the Onitsha main market were deserted, young boys turning the roads into football pitches.
Opposing the sit-at-home order, a resident, identified as Charles Odune, said Igbo traders will lose billions of naira owing to the closure of shops and other markets.
“In as much as we want to honour those who lost their lives during the Biafran war, must we shut everywhere down?,” the frustrated resident asked.
“We are the ones to lose because it is when we do our business that we eat. We should look for the best way to honour the fallen heroes, not necessarily closing everywhere. I don’t know what we will gain by this?” Odune said.