Sit-at-home grounds activities in Anambra, as Police foil attempt to burn radio station


Monday sit-at-home has once again paralysed activities in some parts of Anambra as banks, schools, markets, motor parks, and fuel stations were shut.

It was observed that several roads across major cities in the state such as Onitsha, Nnewi, Oba, Obosi, Ekwulobia and some parts of Awka were empty as vehicles deserted the roads.

The Monday sit-at-home declared by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, which the group said had said on several occasions that it has cancelled today coincided with May 30, which is always being celebrated as “Biafra Day” across the globe.

Also, it was gathered that gunmen late on Sunday killed an unidentified policeman at Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state and dispossessed him of his rifle.

In a viral video circulating online, the policeman was seen lying in a pool of his blood while a group of people gathered around the corpse.

Meanwhile, the Police Command in Anambra has confirmed an attack on the state-owned Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) early Monday morning.

The command’s Public Relations Officer in Anambra, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who made the confirmation in a statement, however, said that no life was lost in the incident.

Ikenga said the suspected arsonists could not gain access into the studio, but succeeded in burning two operational vehicles belonging to the station.

He said that following a distress call today May 30, at about 4:30 a.m. of a case of arson in Anambra State Broadcasting Station Idemili North, a police patrol team responded swiftly.

“The hoodlums were prevented from causing damage to the structure.

“Unfortunately, two of the operational vehicles belonging to the station were affected. No life was lost”, he said.