Some hoodlums suspected of being supporters of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have set fire to a tricycle and a bus while carrying out IPOB’s sit-at-home order in memory of the group’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s, house invasion in 2017.
The tricycle driver, who was attacked on Arthur Eze Avenue in Awka, Anambra State’s capital, on Tuesday morning, reportedly suffered machete slashes on his limbs and was robbed of his tricycle, which was then set ablaze.
According to the Daily Post, the burnt tricycle was still at the scene of the tragic incident.
A town service bus, which was believed to be conveying passengers from Awka to Ekwulobia, was also attacked by those allegedly implementing the IPOB mandate, who set it ablaze in Nanka, Orumba North Local Government Area, also in Anambra.
According to a source, the passengers on board the bus were left unharmed as they were forced to evacuate before the bus was pushed into a ditch and set ablaze.
When approached, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, the Anambra State Police Command’s spokesperson, declined to acknowledge the incidences.
He just mentioned that members of the command had visited locations where incidents had occurred and had restored normalcy.
” Since then, patrols and surveillance have been increased by the command and other security services. Police officers are on the scene, and the situation is being closely monitored. In some of these regions, normalcy has also been restored, ” he said.
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Chukwuma said: ” Everything from Nigeria is characterized with lies and deceit, including the media even the general public, It might be the government strategy to make IPOB look bad in the eyes of the public, IPOB that i know will not ask its members to attack or burn people’s properties”
Obinna Jude said: ” This was happening in a state where chief security officer is on the sit.
If the federal government comes in now, it would be the state governor is not in control of the Nigeria police or did not inform the governor before raiding the camp’s of Hoodlums. “