Though Enugu metropolis and the entire Enugu state had remained compliant to the weekly Monday sit-at-home ordered by the pro-Biafra independence Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), to protest the arrest and continued incarceration of their detained leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the DSS, many had looked forward to a cessation of the exercise today.
This is because pundits had posited that following the hard-line taken by newly inducted Anambra governor, Prof Soludo in directing that the protest should stop, a spill overreaction may have spread to neighbouring states such as Enugu.
However, from the look of things this morning, this prediction has not come to be like the exercise is holding in the Enugu metropolis and environs with offices, shops, markets, motor parks, barrages, restaurants, markets, banks, filling stations, schools and public places are under lock and key while the roads, streets and interstate and expressways are ghosts of themselves.
There have been. patrols with armoured cars as well as military, paramilitary, police, vigilante and state forest guards on the prowl.
So, there has been no security breach anywhere or instance enforces recorded anywhere.
There has been express directive or reaction from the state government other ensuring that that security is maintained.
Pedestrians are visible on streets on short journeys while there are some occasional non-compliant minibuses making brisk businesses ferrying commuters at skyrocketed fares.