abaThe impact of the three day curfew on socio-economic activities in Aba, the commercial city of Abia state is already being felt as residents comply with the government directive.

Our Correspondent who is monitoring the situation reports that there was heavy presence security personnel in strategic locations in the city.

The curfew declared by the Abia state government in Aba, following clashes between members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and the military has become an issue of concern among residents of the commercial city, dominating discussions in most public places.

Residents who usually start business activities very early, now have to wait till six O’clock in the morning to leave their homes for the days’ activities.

The situation has also affected free flow of traffic in some parts of the city as motorists and pedestrians subject themselves to security checks on road blocks mounted by security personnel .

In an interview, a resident of Aba, Mr. Julius Ibe observed that the level of enforcement of the directive was high, and urged security operatives to carry out their duty with some sense of professionalism to avoid harassment of the people.

A commercial bus driver, Mr. Osita Iroatu, said they were having hard times with the movement restriction.

Also speaking, another businessman, Mr. Chika Ahuchamba commended the state government for the measures put in place to ensure security of lives and property but however appealed to it not to extend the curfew beyond the stipulated period.

The Curfew is expected to end today, Thursady, 14/09/17.