BREAKING: IPOB members shot dead in Abia
On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were killed by soldiers around the palace of Eze Aro in Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State.
Daily Trust reported that five members of the outlawed group fell to the superior firepower, while trying to enforce a “sit-at-home” order declared by the outlawed group in the Abia community.
The publication reported that five members of the pro-Biafra group were killed and the gunfire exchange led to pandemonium in the Abia community.
The IPOB militants were said to have stormed the community to the enforce “sit-at-home” order declared by the outlawed group.
IPOB had asked residents to remain indoors on days that Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, is arraigned in court.
Kanu was arraigned on a 7-count charge at an Abuja court on Thursday and he pleaded not guilty.
A source said immediately residents of the area got news that the IPOB leader had been brought to court, they took to the streets in celebration.
The source said the IPOB members, who were also in a jubilant mood that Kanu is alive, contrary to reports they had been getting about the safety of the separatist leader, marched on the streets.
On arriving the First Bank axis of the town, the IPOB members exchanged gunfire with soldiers.
The security source said five members of the pro-Biafra group bowed to the superior firepower of the troops.
He said the gunshots caused pandemonium in Arochukwu, as residents scuttled into nearby bushes.