Between the hours of 6 to 7:30 this morning, many commercial bank officials residing in Asaba, Delta state were stranded as they could not get vehicle to convey them to their operational branches in Onitsha and other areas in Anambra state.
Following the seat at home or go to Abuja order group of people of Igbo origin issued as part of protest to demand the release of the Leader of the Indigenous People Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who is scheduled to appear in Federal High Court, Abuja today for the continuation of the trial of treason charges made against him by the Federal Government, the usual busy head bridge in Onitsha was empty.
Some bankers with private vehicles initially turned back to Asaba when they learnt residents have started setting up burn fires at major roads in Upper Iweka and Awada areas of the commercial city but continued their journey when team of policemen dispatched to the areas chased away the crowd.
Between 8 and 10 a.m some of the bank officials were seen returning home from commercial banks in Obosi, Okpoko and other areas near Onitsha markets.
A check at Ihiala town shows Zenith, Firstbank, Access and Fidelity banks did not open for operation as at 12 p.m today.
A check at some of the shops in private residents in the villages near Onitsha like Oba, Orifite, amongst others were under lock and key between 8 and 10 O’clock this morning.
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