Banks operating at Nsukka in Enugu State hurriedly shut operations Wednesday afternoon as a result of the sit-at-home order by Mr Simon Ekpa, acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
Customers were seen clustered by the entrance as the banks locked up abruptly.
The UBA branch as well as Keystone branch, along Enugu road, were shut at 12 noon, with customers expressing disappointment.
One of them said, “We were asked to leave because today is sit-at-home. Why did they open at all? I don’t know why banks should ccomply instead of engaging security operatives.”
Another customer was seen shouting at a security man of one of the banks. He said, “You people should be responsible if anything happens to my sick child. It is already my turn, and I was asked to leave. I must see the manager before I leave.”
Efforts to speak with the manager of one of the banks failed, as he was said to be attending to other emergencies.
Ekpa declared Dec 9, 10, 11, 12, and 14 sit-at-home in preparation for the boycott of the 2023 elections in Nigeria.