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By Press Release
Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and the Eastern Security Network who went to enforce the compulsory sit-at-home at Nkwo market in Ihiala were dispersed by the police.
IPOB, a secessionist group in the South-Eastern Nigeria declared a compulsory sit-at-home every Monday since their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is standing trial for federal crimes was treated by the Nigerian government.
Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, said armed men who are members of the proscribed secessionist group stormed the market, shot sporadically to create panic, disperse trader and rob a bank near the market.
A joint security forces comprising the police and military dispersed the illegal sit-at-home enforcers from the market, the PPRO sad in a release on Tuesday 9th May.
The release said, “the outlawed group members armed with guns and other dangerous weapons came out in their numbers on a motorbike and started shooting sporadically, in an attempt to rob a bank and to disrupt commercial activities and vehicular movement going on in Ihaila.”
“The joint operatives responded swiftly which made the armed men abandon their evil plan and took to their heels. Unfortunately, due to the indiscriminate shootings by the armed group, a stray bullet hit the chief security officer CSO of the bank on the leg and he has been taken to the hospital where he is currently receiving treatment. No life was lost.”
Meanwhile, the command has urged residents of the state who are in need of any security services to call the following phone numbers: the Command Control Room Number at 07039194332 or the Public Relations Officer PRO at 08039334002.
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