How Suspected Armed ESN Members Tortured South-East Residents Who Disobeyed IPOB’s Sit-At-Home Order

Some masked gunmen helped to implement the latest sit-at-home order given by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to South-East residents, SaharaReporters studies. 

SaharaReporters learnt from sources that some armed males have been going about beating and harassing South-East residents who dared to violate the sit-at-home order with cutlasses and lengthy native weapons. 

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The sit-at-home order was given to commemorate the Biafran Remembrance Day on Monday. 

SaharaReporters additionally obtained a video the place a business motorcyclist (popularly referred to as Okada rider) was waylaid by the gunmen, suspected to be members of IPOB or its militant arm, Eastern Security Network (ESN) and overwhelmed up earlier than the gunmen additionally jumped on their bikes and ordered him to maneuver.

In a 38-second video, the okada rider fell sufferer of the gunmen in a group within the South-East area, believed to be in Imo State.

“Stop there. You dey craze. Get down,” one of many males yelled. “Sorry sir, sorry sir,” the motorcyclists have been heard begging within the video.

SaharaReporters had reported on Sunday that the IPOB’s sit-at-home order was flouted in elements of Anambra, Abia, Ebonyi whereas it was efficient in another areas.

There was partial compliance in elements of Enugu, Umuahia, Aba, visited on Saturday and Sunday.

From Idaw River to Uwani in Enugu South Local Government Area, to Coal Camp, New Market, to Edinburgh Road, Ogui Road, the place Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium is situated in Enugu North Local Government Area, to New Haven, Independence Layout, Garki and different locations, individuals have been seen transferring about their regular companies with out worry. Traders opened outlets in a number of markets.

“Ordinarily, a newcomer in Enugu might imagine that folks not transferring about within the early hours of Saturday indicated compliance, however in reality, residents of the city are merely complying with the month-to-month sanitation programme of the Enugu State Government.

“Therefore, there is nothing like sit-at-home order,” stated Mr Ikenna Anichukwu, a trainer and resident of Obiagu Road.

Tricycle operators, enterprise house owners, timber market, business bus drivers, all of the inter-state motor parks, have been totally operational with out obstruction.

But in Owerri, the Imo State capital and surrounding communities, there was full enforcement of the sit-at-home order.

The sit-at-home paralysed financial and social actions as residents remained indoors, fearing potential clashes between IPOB members and the safety companies.

Aside from the presence of the army and police power, whereas individuals evaded the favored Ekeukwu Owerri Market and the timber market in Naze.

A business motorist, Okechukwu Nnaji, stated motorists began experiencing poor patronage from commuters from May 28.

“As I speak with you, I have not made N2,000 for three days now, I normally make N8,000 daily,” he had stated.

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