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Sit-at-home: IPOB terrorise Owerri to enforce order



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There was utter confusion in Owerri, Imo State capital, as

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) struck in Owerri on Monday.

According to reports, the group attacked, traders, shop owners and motorists shooting into the air, forcing people to run for cover.

In the confusion that followed, vehicles collided and traffic grounded as motorists tried to escape.

The confusion, which started at Wethral road, spread to neighbouring Mbaise road, Douglas road and Naze along Aba- Owerri road.

Traders at the multi-million Alaba International market and Naze Cluster markets quickly closed their shops and locked the entrances leading to the market.

Hoodlums took advantage of the situation to scatter some wares already displayed by shop owners who fled.

Schools immediately closed while parents rushed to pick their children.

Mondays were initially declared as a protest day weeks ago, but the declaration was later suspended by the secessionist group.

Concrning the October 4 incident, it was gathered  the gunmen arrived Owerri from Aba to enforce the order in Imo.

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