IPOB Sit-At-Home Order: Two Killed In Anambra

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Two persons were on Monday allegedly killed in Nnewi, Anambra State, over the sit-at-home exercise declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).


Police authorities confirmed that there was an incident in the industrial city on Monday morning, which led to fatalities.


The spokesperson of Anambra State Police Command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga who spoke to DAILY POST said: “Yes, I’m aware of the incident in Nnewi today, but I do not have the details. We are still collating details, and I will inform you later.”


Our Correspondent gathered that two persons died during a bloody confrontation that happened at the Izuchukwu junction area in Nnewi.


An eyewitness said the victims were a member of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) and a commercial motorcyclist.


The source claimed that the problem started at about 7.00am in the morning when some IPOB members came out to enforce the sit-at-home order and in the process blocked the major roads in the industrial town.


“Some unidentified soldiers came in to clear the items used to block the roads leading to an altercation between them and the IPOB members.


“That was how the two victims were actually killed by gunshots by the unknown soldiers.


“The industrial town of Nnewi has been reduced to a ghost town as the people who initially came out for their daily business had to rush back home.


“Some vehicles were also smashed by aggrieved persons over the attack on the civilians by armed soldiers,” he said.


Meanwhile, a combined team of security agencies at the time of filing this report later stormed the town to disperse the protesters.


Ikenga was unable to tell our Correspondent if the security operatives were soldiers or police officers. He, however, claimed the Police was still collating information.


He said, “we are still investigating

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