The Imo state government has shutdown several banks in the state over compliance to the Indigenous People Of Biafra, POB sit-at-home order issued in the state. Banks’ failure to open for business on Monday has triggered the shutdown by the state government.
It was gathered that hundreds of bank customers were left stranded on Tuesday morning as officials of the Imo State Government shut all the banks on Bank Road in Owerri.
The officials used customised ribbons to seal all the various banks as early as 7am today.
The operatives were from the Owerri Capital Development Authority. It can be recalled that the proscribed IPOB group ordered a ‘Sit-at-Home’ exercise in all the south-eastern states every Monday to protest the continued detention of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
However, some of the government officials when asked claimed that the banks were sealed because of ‘building approval plans’.