Streets in Owerri deserted on Buhari’s visit to Imo

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

Uba Group

It what seem to be in compliance with instructions by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, streets of Owerri, Imo State, and adjoining local government areas were deserted upon President Muhammadu Buhari’s one-day official visit to the state.

Shops, markets, fuel stations were shut during the visit which coincided with the sit-at-home order of IPOB.

IPOB had warned residents to stay at home as its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, was scheduled to make a court appearance in Abuja same day.

Since Monday, residents have stayed in doors. However, this did not deter the president from visiting.

The President’s plane landed at Sam Mbakwe Cargo Airport by 10.46 am and was received by Governor Hope Uzodimma, top government officials and traditional rulers.

The president after inspecting guard of honour mounted by the armed forces boarded a chopper to Orlu to inaugurate the Owerri Orlu road.

The president will visit Amaraku to inaugurate the Owerri-Okigwe road and the refurbished Imo State House of Assembly.