According to the Igbo socio-cultural organization Ohanaeze Ndigbo, more than 250 individuals have died since 2021 as a result of the sit-at-home order’s implementation.
The President General of the supreme Igbo group, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, said this on Tuesday when discussing how the action had affected people in the South-East.
Iwuanyanwu remarked in a statement that the “illegal order” has caused the Igbos to endure unimaginable difficulties and loss of lives and property.
“Micro, small, and medium-sized businesses, domestic fabrication and agro-related sectors are well-known in the South East.
According to many agencies, the losses incurred by the populace on each sit-at-home day amount to trillions of naira.
“Due to the unpredictable business environment, the area has seen a loss of clients and customers who have found alternatives.
“Food delivery services to the South East are increasingly more expensive. Insecurity and the threat posed by unidentified gunmen have worsened, he claimed.
Worse worse, it is believed that over 250 individuals have died as a result of the enforcement of these directives, he continued.