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Customers stranded as Imo govt reportedly shuts banks for obeying IPOB’s sit-at-home protest

The Imo State Government has reportedly shut down some banks in the state for obeying the Monday sit-at-home protest issued by the proscribed group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

This is contained in a report by The Punch on Tuesday.

According to the report, some of the banks sealed by the state government were Access, Polaris, First Bank, Eco Bank, and United Bank for Africa.

The banks were all located on Bank Road in Owerri, the state capital and they were sealed with customised ribbons by the state government officials as early as 7 am.

Recall that the proscribed group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had on July 30th declared a sit-at-home protest to hold every Monday from August 9.

The group said it declared the protest over the arrest and detention of its embattled leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

However, despite the suspension of the protest on August 23, some residents still observe the directive over the fear of being exposed to mishap.

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