TENSION IN ANAMBRA! See What Suspected IPOB Members Are Doing Despite Sit- At- Home Suspension

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Some suspected members of the Indigenous People Biafra (IPOB) reportedly attacked journalists and observers during the governorship election in Anambra State on Saturday.

The Sun reported that the suspected gunmen attacked four Anambra- based journalists and three Domestic Election Observers from Abuja at Okija, Ihiala Local government Area of the State.

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According to the report, the journalists, Eche Nwaobasi and Gloria Anaeze, Special Correspondents of Daily Independent Newspapers, Chike Ofili of Anambra State National Light Newspapers, and Afam Aminui- Chimezie, a freelancer had gone to Ihiala axis with some domestic observers in a Golf Car, but the youths stopped them and threatened to kill them because they are against the government.

One of the victims, Eche Obasi, who narrated the incident to the journalists on Sunday, said the hoodlums told them that they are Biafrans and that they do not have anything to do with the Nigerian government.

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He explained that despite informing them that they are journalists, the suspected IPOB members still dealt with them and threatened to kill them all.

His words, ” They commanded us to surrender all our possessions after telling us that they are Biafrans and don’ t want anything to do with Nigeria and its politics. We told them we are journalists but they cared less. They started beating us, ransacked our bags, collected our money, and said they will kill us all. ”

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He further stated that the hoodlums called for reinforcement until one of the victims, known as Madam Gloria, said that her mother hails from Okija. On hearing that, the armed men commanded them to run and leave the community.

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” They made phone calls and about eight other boys joined them. At a stage, they brought a keg of petrol and doused our vehicle threatening to burn us alive with the car. Madam Gloria kept shouting telling them that her mother hails from Okija and that was when one of them prevailed on others and they commanded us to run and leave the community immediately, ” he added.

Source: Mcebiscoo.com

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