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Suspected IPOB members set ablaze tricycle, bus conveying passengers in Anambra

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Some people alleged to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB have set ablaze a tricycle and a bus, while enforcing the sit-at-home order by the group, in commemoration of the invasion of the home of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu in Umuahia on September 14, 2021.

The tricycle operator who was attacked in Awka on Tuesday morning along Arthur Eze Avenue was said to have received machete cuts on the hand and leg, and his tricycle dispossessed from him and set ablaze.

When TheRazorNews visited the area, the tricycle was still at the spot of the incident, and had been totally burnt down.

In Nanka, Orumba North Local Government Area, a town service bus, which was said to have been conveying passengers from Awka to Ekwulobia was also attacked by persons alleged to be enforcing the IPOB order, while the bus was set ablaze.

A source said the passengers who were being conveyed by the bus were spared, as they were made to disembark, before the bus was pushed into a ditch and set ablaze.

Spokesperson of the Anambra State police Command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga confirmed the incidents when contacted.

He simply stated that men of the command had been at places where some incidents have been registered, and have restored normalcy in such places.

He said: “On 14/09/2021 at about 9:30hrs the command received a distress on call on a case of Arson and malicious damage along Nanka/Oko road.

“Police operatives are currently on ground now and the situation is being monitored. Normalcy has also been restored in the area.

“The command and Other Security Agencies have since intensify patrols & surveillance.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the attackers stop the tricycle and the commercial bus, chase occupants away and set the vehicle and tricycle on fire. Meanwhile no lost of life was recorded please.”

Ifeizu

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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