Another sit-at-home order by the Indigenous Peoples Of Biafra IPOB turned bloody on Monday when some suspected members of the militia arm of the group ESN attacked commercial motor operators in the state for disobeying the order of the group.
According to the report, a shuttle bus and a tricycle popularly known as ‘ Keke Napep’ were the victims of the dreaded group and the occupants. They reportedly set them on fire while trying to enforce the sit-at-home order by the secessionist group.
The report also has it that the tricycle operator who was attacked in Awka, Anambra State, was cut with a machete on Tuesday morning along Arthur Eze Avenue. He was said to have received machete cuts on his hand and leg and dispossessed of his tricycle, which was then set ablaze right before his very own eyes.
Also in Nanka, Orumba North Local Government Area, in Anambra, a town service bus, which was said to be conveying passengers from Awka to Ekwulobia, was attacked by some persons alleged to be enforcing the same IPOB sit-at-home order.
The report said they drove the passenger out of the commercial vehicle and pushed it aside a gutter before settling it ablaze.
The report said the passengers being conveyed by the bus were spared, as they were made to disembark before the bus was set ablaze.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the Anambra State Police Command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, has yet to confirm or deny the report. He however assured that normalcy has been returned to all the affected areas in the state.
” The command and other security agencies have since intensified patrol and surveillance. Police personnel is on the ground and the situation is being monitored. Normalcy has also been restored in some of these areas, ” he said.
Recall that a similar situation happened yesterday in Imo state where students were attacked by the same suspect members of IPOB when the students were writing their junior WAEC.