Nonsochukwu Uwa, Owerri
Enforcers of the sit-at-home order of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Saturday continued their attack in Imo State, shooting at residents with two persons said to have been shot dead along Akwakuma/Amakohia Road, Owerri, the state capital.
Some of the residents who spoke to newsmen in Owerri, said the gunmen started the attack at about 11:50 am, warning the residents to obey the seven-day sit-at-home order.
Some market women at the popular Rochas Okorocha market, in Akwakuma, motorists and keke operators were said to have been wounded while trying to escape from the gunfire of the enforcers of the sit-at-home order.
According to reports, residents who called for help said: “The boys wore black and Red. They had their guns and some of them covered their faces. They were shooting in different direction and our people were running to save their lives.
“They killed one tricycle operator. The other man was shot and I don’t know if he was dead. But as, I speak to you now, many people have abandoned their shops, houses and the market women ran away to a location they will be safe.”
This is coming not less than 24 hours, the same sit-at-home enforcers invaded a local market, Orie Amaraku in Isiala Mbano council area of the state, set ablaze buses and motorcycles. They also torched part of the markets.
At the time of filing this report, the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Henry Okoye, was yet to respond to the enquiry.