Tension in Southeast over IPOB’s Oct 1 sit-at-home order

Obinwannem News Tension in Southeast over IPOB’s Oct 1 sit-at-home order

The October 1 sit-at-home order by the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) has heightened tension in the Southeast.

The convoy of Hon Chris Azubogu, representing Nnewi North, Nnewi South and Ekwusigo federal constituency in Anambra State was attacked on Thursday by gunmen. Fortunately, he was not in the vehicle but his Hilux driver was killed while another one was seriously injured on the shoulder.

It was gathered that the incident happened in the afternoon around Okacha junction, Neni, Anaocha local government area.

Also, one of the police stations in Ajalli, Orumba North local government area of Anambra State was set ablaze.

The incident took place around 3 pm. However, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, refused to pick his calls Residents of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States have started panic buying in different markets.

IPOB had warned that no celebration of any sort would take place in the zone, warning that whoever is seen outside on Friday would have him or herself to blame. The Pro -Biafra group also warned that Nigeria flags in Igbo land should be dismantled in every establishment on October 1 and beyond.

They said the total shutdown in the Southeast was to demonstrate its rejection of the Federal Government. The statement was issued by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful.

In Anambra State, all the markets, including banks are witnessing tremendous human traffic, while motor parks are swarming with passengers because many people are using the opportunity to travel.

It was further gathered that all the burial ceremonies in the state scheduled for Friday had been forcefully cancelled by affected families.

Nwachineke Onyeke Chekwube reporting,, Obinwannem news writer/ October 1, 2021.

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