IPOB Loyalist Shot Dead While Allegedly Forcing Residents To Observe Sit-At-Home Order In Ebonyi

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Police in Ebonyi state said they killed a loyalist of the Indigenous of Biafra (IPOB) allegedly forcing people observe sit-at-home-order in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state.

Police spokesperson, DSP Loveth Odah, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the hoodlum was killed in a gun battle with operatives on Monday.

The deceased was among hoodlums intimidating and forcing comply with the issued by IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

The IPOB members were intercepting motorcycles, molesting, threatening and shooting into the air scare from engaging in their normal activities.

Odah added that the police had secured the area and embarked on a “show of force’’ to maintain law and order in the state.

of the hoodlums lost life when they opened on our men”, the officer confirmed.

Kanu, in a broadcast, threatened that those who move about from May 29 to 31, may lose their lives.

IPOB had declared May 31 as Remembrance Day to honour those who died in the 30-month Nigerian civil war.