Soldiers kill IPOB suspects during gun battle in Abia
Gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been killed by soldiers of 14 Brigade Army Headquarters, Ohafia, Abia State
The incident was said to have occurred in the Uratta area of the Enugu-Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway yesterday.
The number of the IPOB suspects killed was, however, disputed.
According to The Nation, a source claimed four IPOB members died in a shootout but another report said one pro-Biafra agitator was killed.
The aforementioned publication reported that the IPOB members marched through popular streets and markets yesterday, warning traders and residents of dire consequences if they disobeyed IPOB’s sit-at-home order today and Friday.
The sit-at-home expected to be observed across the southeastern states in protest of President Muhammadu Buhari’s planned visit to Ebonyi State on Friday.
The sit-at-home order was announced by gun-wielding men dressed in black.
A source at the 14 Brigade said that the IPOB members had a face-off with soldiers that led to the gunfight, The Nation reports.
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