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IPOB Member Killed, Three Injured as Security Operatives Enforce Sit-at-Home in Anambra

One killed, thre injured as police halts IPOB order
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A member of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was killed, and three others were injured as security operatives clashed with the group while trying to enforce a sit-at-home order in the state.

The incident occurred at Oba flyover, in the Idemili South local government area, on Thursday. Despite assurances from the police and security forces, residents of Anambra stayed indoors, and all roads in the state, including Awka, Onitsha, and Nnewi, were empty.

Construction workers at Ekwulobia, engaged by Governor Chukwuma Soludo for the flyover project linking Oko, Igboukwu, and Amawbia, also abandoned their sites. Markets, shops, and garages remained closed, as the sit-at-home order was observed across the state.

According to the Anambra Police Command, the IPOB members were intercepted while operating on a motorbike before they opened fire. During the encounter, one “miscreant” was arrested, while the other three managed to escape, despite sustaining bullet injuries.

The police spokesman, Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident in a statement, saying the situation is being monitored to ensure the safety of residents and maintain law and order in the state.

The sit-at-home order was called by IPOB to protest the detention of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, and other grievances. The group has been advocating for the independence of the Igbo people and has been involved in several clashes with security forces in the region.

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