Authorities in Anambra and Imo are toughening their stance against a sit-at-home order by the secessionist Indigenous Peoples of Biafra.
The sit-at-home protest is scheduled for every Monday in the south east, starting August 9, to prevail on the federal government to release IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu in detention for treasonable felony.
Anambra governor Willie Obiano has directed civil servants to be at work on Monday, insisting absentees would face sanction.
In Imo, police warned against any breakdown of law and order and encouraged residents to go about their duties without hindrance.
Imo state residents on Monday, September 13 defied the sit-at-home order of IPOB and went about their jobs and businesses.