Masked Gunmen prosecute sit-at-home order in Anambra,kills four


Disguised gunmen, on Monday, shot four persons in Ekwusigo Local Government Area and Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State,the Easterner gathered. The gunmen were said to  have forcefully tried enforcing the suspended Monday sit-at-home order of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Two individuals were shot dead in Umuhu village, Ukpor, in Nnewi South while the two others were murdered along the Udorji Road, beside St. Mary’s Church, Ozubulu, in Ekwusigo LGA.

The assailants, armed with automatic rifles, cutlasses, and other dangerous weapons also snatched away some vehicles during the separate attacks.

Attacks by armed men is on the increase in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria in recent times. The attacks often target security agencies and government facilities. The latest development comes a few days after A.M Linus, a sergeant first class in the army and his lance corporal wife were shot and beheaded in Imo.

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been linked to the deadly attacks in the region. But the group has always denied its hand in any of the attacks. The leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, is currently detained in Abuja where he is facing trial for treason.

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