Not less than fourteen persons including officers of the Nigerian navy have been feared killed in the wake of Monday’s sit-at-home order of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The lockdown is being foisted on Southeast residents every Monday from 6am to 6pm by IPOB in protest of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s detention beginning from yesterday.
It paralyzed commercial activities across the five states in the region with fourteen persons killed among them two naval officers who suffered casualties in a violent confrontation between officers and members of the secessionist group on enforcement exercise of the order at Awkuzu in Oyi Local government area of Imo State.
In the same vein, gunmen suspected to be IPOB members intercepted two buses conveying passengers from Umuahia to Owerri, set it ablaze leaving two occupants dead and the driver shot to death.
Hoodlums also have a field day breaking into shops and carting away valuables.