There was pandemonium on Friday in Abana, Bakassi Peninsula as Biafran loyalists commenced the implementation of a seven-day sit-at-home order.
The militant group had last month issued a seven day sit at home order by one of their leaders, Simon Ekpa starting from Monday this week and will end on Tuesday next week to press home for the release of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
To implement the order, the militants on Friday morning shot sporadically in Abana, the former headquarters of Bakassi Peninsula scaring travellers, business activities were stalled at the beach, as natives scampered for safety.
Top sources close to the group said, “Commercial boats, fishermen and others fled when the militant boys were approaching, and many of them are stranded”.
However, the Biafra Nations League, (BnL), an influential group in the Gulf of Guinea led by Princewill Richard is supporting the sit-at-home. Commenting, Deputy Leader of BnL, Ebuta Takon said his group “is insisting on the release of Nnamdi Kanu and withdrawal of Cameroon troops from Bakassi Peninsula”.