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Enugu govt confirms arrest of sit-at-home enforcers, asks schools to re-open.

“Government urges public members to disregard any scaremongers and go about their businesses.



The Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Chidiebere Onyia, disclosed in a statement issued on Thursday in Enugu.

According to him, those engaged in scaremongering through fake videos and images had been tracked down, apprehended and were being brought to book.

Onyia directed offices, schools, business premises, and markets, including Ogbete Main Market, among others, to disregard sit-at-home on Friday and open for business.


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The SSG warned that failure to comply with this directive would be deemed as willful undermining of the government’s policy and efforts to restore full working days, productivity, and entrepreneurship in the state and will, as such, be met with appropriate sanctions.

“The Enugu State Government wishes to remind citizens and residents of the state that work, business, schooling and other legitimate endeavours will continue on Friday, July 7, 2023.

“Government urges public members to disregard any scaremongers and go about their businesses, as security measures are entirely in place to enforce law and order and safeguard lives and property.

“It is noteworthy that many enemies of Enugu State and Igbo land, the hoodlums, anarchists, and criminal elements, hide under freedom agitation to perpetrate destruction, violent crimes,” he said

“We are winning the war and therefore call on Ndi Enugu to volunteer information to the authorities on any suspicious person and movement as well as those who use social media to spread rumours and instigate panic among the members of the public,” he advised.

The factional leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Simon Ekpa, had declared a one-week sit-at-home in the South East to press for the release of IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the Federal Government starting from July 3 to July 10.

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