The Monday sit-at-home in Anambra State recorded improved activities in both human and vehicular movements.
Although banks, markets, courts, schools, filling stations, among others remained shut, there were movements of people and vehicles, unlike what was obtained in the previous ones.
Amid pockets of rainfall in major cities of the state, including Awka, residents were seen on the roads and areas, which used to be ghost towns on previous Mondays.
A resident, who simply identified himself as Chike said, “The thing is that criminals wanted to take over the state but the current onslaught to checkmate them by the state government is a welcome development.
“The phone numbers issued to residents of the state to report suspected criminals have been helping tremendously and there are other security steps being taken that may not be disclosed to the public but even the governor has said it that they (criminals) are being picked on daily basis.”
A vulcanizer at Nkwo Nnewi triangle axis, identified as Peter said, “Today, unlike the previous ones, we have not run away as usual. The unknown gunmen normally attacked people within this vicinity. So I don’t know the magic why we have not run away today.
“Our kids don’t go to school on Mondays anymore, when they grow up, they will never forget that there was a time they didn’t go to school on Mondays because of agitation for the independence of a Biafran state. May God help us.”