The sit-at-home directive by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) turned bloody on Monday as two individuals have been killed in Nnewi, Anambra state.
This is even because the directive has grounded business actions within the states throughout the South-East, with main roads abandoned and public locations, together with faculties below lock.
Owing to the worry of attainable assaults, SaharaReporters gathered that the majority residents remained indoors after stocking up their houses forward of the plans to shut companies within the states.
IPOB had on July 30 ordered a sit-at-home within the South-East each Monday, till Nnamdi Kanu, its chief, is launched from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The proscribed group mentioned the lockdown tagged ‘Ghost Monday’ can even have an effect on faculties and marketplaces.
It threatened to close down financial actions within the area, including that violators of the order can be visited with violence.
Residents mentioned gunshots have been heard at Izuchukwu Junction in Nnewi as early as 6: 00 am, just for them to later see the lifeless our bodies of two younger males.
Also three buses have been set ablaze within the industrial metropolis of the state by unknown gunmen.
An unconfirmed report nevertheless claimed the victims have been shot lifeless by military operatives whereas imposing the sit-at-home order.
SaharaReporters, nevertheless, despatched their footage to IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful who claimed they weren’t members of the group.
“This is not IPOB or ESN security outfit, it’s those who want to try the resolve of IPOB. We are not enforcing sit-at-home order, people complied by themselves,” Powerful advised SaharaReporters.