Masquerades have been reported enforcing sit-at-home order in Enugu State on Monday, 30th August, 2021.
Recall that in June 2021, Kanu was arrested in Kenya and brought to Nigeria. He was re-arraigned on charges bordering on treasonable felony brought against him by the federal government over his campaign for the separatist Republic of Biafra.
Following this, IPOB, on the 30th of July 2021, ordered a sit-at-home in the south-east every Monday until Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, is released from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
However, on August 14, the group announced a suspension of the order.
But two weeks later, despite the suspension of the IPOB sit-at-home order every Monday in the South East, residents are afraid to leave their homes.
Today, August 30, many streets in major areas in the South East remain deserted.
Also, there have been reports of masquerades parading the streets to deter people from going about their business.
They have reportedly threatened that anyone caught going out will be flogged.