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One killed, vehicle burnt as IPOB enforces Stay-At-Home order in Imo



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A commercial bus conveying passengers from Umuahia to Owerri in Imo State was burnt and one person was killed on Monday.

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The incident was attributed to unknown persons trying to enforce the sit-at-home order declared by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra.


Owerri, the Imo state capital Monday 9th August experienced partial compliance to the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra IPOB.

Business activities witnessed down turn following the sit-at-home order.

Human and vehicular movements were low as major markets and Banks were shut.

However, in Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo state, while enforcing compliance to the sit-at-home order, a bus conveying passengers from Umuahia to Mbaise was reportedly burnt leaving one person dead.

Meanwhile, Some Imo youths under the aegis of Coalition of Imo youths took to the streets of Owerri in a peaceful rally in reaction to the IPOB sit at home order.

Meanwhile, the police in Imo state paraded 29 suspected operatives of Eastern Security Network linked to Indigenous People of Biafra across the state.

IPOB had directed that every Monday, residents of the five south east states should as solidarity embark on a sit at home till their leader Nnamdi Kanu who was arrested and repatriated by the federal government is released unconditionally.