THERE was partial compliance in Enugu state and environs to the sit at Home order issued by the Pro-Biafra groups to commemorate the declaration of Biafra state by late leader, Col. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu on May 30, 1967.
The compliance came as one of the Pro-Biafra groups, the Biafra National Guard, BNG, said it has launched a transitional government.
Although some markets were quite opened for businesses, however, just few traders or buyers were seen in the vicinity.
Almost all the markets in Enugu capital city were affected by the exercise.
They include Ogbete, Timber, Artisan, coal camp spear parts markets, among others. Even the street shop keepers were not as functional as obtained in normal days.
Also, some civil servants failed to report to work, citing fear of unknown and transportation hiccups. Commercial transportation was not in full swing even though there was no enforcement on anybody or groups to comply with the Biafra directive.
An auto electrician at Coal Camp markets, who gave his name as Izuchukwu told newsmen that he prepared to come out for business but could not find transportation from his Agbani road residence.
Meanwhile, The Enugu state Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu told newsmen that both himself and the state commissioner for Police, Danmallam Mohammed, patrolled the metropolis without seeing any trouble anywhere.
He however said there were activities in the city as markets were open and the state was calm.