Suspected IPOB Members Set Passenger Bus, Tricycle On Fire In Anambra
Some suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, set fire to a shuttle bus and a tricycle popularly known as ‘Keke Napep’ while enforcing the sit-at-home order imposed by the successionist group following the invasion of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s, home in Umuahia on September 14, 2020.
The tricycle operator, who was attacked on Tuesday morning along Arthur Eze Avenue in Awka, Anambra State, was said to have received machete cuts on his hand and leg and was then robbed of his tricycle, which was then set ablaze.
Reports have it that, in Nanka, Orumba North Local Government Area, also in Anambra, a town service bus, which was said to be transporting passengers from Awka to Ekwulobia, was attacked and set ablaze by persons alleged to be enforcing the IPOB order.
According to a source, the passengers on the bus were spared because they were forced to disembark before the bus was pushed into a ditch and set ablaze. When contacted, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga of the Anambra State Police Command refused to confirm the incidents. He simply stated that men from the command had been to locations where some incidents had occurred and had restored normalcy.
“The command and other security agencies have since intensified patrol and surveillance. Police personnel are on the ground and the situation is being monitored. Normalcy has also been restored in some of these areas,” he said.
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