Residents of Umuahia and Aba in Abia state stayed at home as commercial activities were brought to a halt today because the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu appeared in court on Friday.
Punch gathered that banks and other corporate organisations did not open for business.
Street traders, including food vendors, also stayed away from their shops.
The trend was not different in Aba, the commercial hub of the state, where major markets did not open for commercial activities.
A trader said, ”I didn’t leave my house today because the market didn’t open. Kanu went to court today”.