Reactions have trailed on social media after gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, once again executed its sit- at- home order with force and violence in Imo state, with reports confirming that a bus driver whose identity is yet to be ascertained has been burnt alive in Mbaise: a local government area in the state.
The havoc deepened with reports further saying the gunmen also burnt a truck heading to Owerri in the same Mbaise town.
An eyewitness who was present at the scene said all the passengers in the bus were asked to alight before the bus was set ablazeed at Oboma Nguru, Mbaise, while the embattled truck that was burnt was heading to Owerri before it was burnt at Ahiara junction.
This dastard act follows a sit- at- home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra which declared the 1st of October 2021, a no- movement day in the South- East.
Recall that Chika Edoziem, one of the executives of IPOB, last week Friday had declared that IPOB would lock down the entire South- East region on October 1.
China Edoziem said:
” The 1st of October declared total shutdown in Biafra land. There shall be no movement in Biafra land on the 1st of October being Nigerian Independence day. Again from tonight, all Nigerian flags mounted anywhere in Biafra land must be brought down; banks exempted.
” IPOB leadership will communicate to banks directly and give them the reason why they must peacefully bring down the flag. Otherwise, we do it ourselves in our own way. ”
However, the actions of the proscribed group has been heavily condemned as it comes few weeks after they chased students who were writing exams out of classrooms owing to the same reason.
@Ebube Efejika said, ” Nawah. . This is barbaric. . The miscreants doing this will meet their Waterloo very soon. . . make they continue. ”
@Adams Suleiman said, ” While we are celebrating in Nigeria, the people of the online republic of Biafra are burning their people to death. ”