A bus driver, whose id is but to be ascertained has been burnt alive at Mbaise in Imo State by some gunmen.
The gunmen additionally burnt a truck heading to Owerri in the identical Mbaise city, Tribune reviews.
The sufferer who was driving a bus loaded with passengers was coming from Owerri when it was attacked and set ablaze at Oboma Nguru Mbaise, whereas the truck heading to Owerri was burnt at Ahiara junction.
An eyewitness stated earlier than setting the bus ablaze, the passengers have been ordered out of the bus by the gunmen.
The Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) had declared a sit-at-home on October 1, 2021, when Nigeria will likely be celebrating its 61st Independence anniversary
In compliance with this, residents of Owerri, Imo State capital on Friday shut down their companies and stayed indoors.
The state of affairs nearly paralysed each financial and social actions in your entire state.
Main roads comparable to Mbaise, Okigwe, Wethedral, Duglas, Port Harcourt, Onitsha and Aba together with streets in Owerri have been empty as motorists and business autos have been nowhere to be discovered to convey the few stranded passengers on the roads to their locations.
The state of affairs at accommodations, eateries, motor parks, business establishments, enterprise centres in Owerri was the identical as their premises have been locked.
One of many executives of IPOB, Chika Edoziem, final Friday stated the separatist group would lock down your entire South-East area on October 1.
He stated, “The first of October declared whole shutdown in Biafra land. There shall be no motion in Biafra land on the first of October being Nigerian Independence day. Once more from tonight, all Nigerian flags mounted wherever in Biafra land should be introduced down; banks exempted.
“IPOB management will talk to banks straight and provides them the rationale why they need to peacefully carry down the flag. In any other case, we do it ourselves in our personal manner.”
The chief of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has been detained by the Division of State Companies (DSS) for the reason that third week of June following his arrest in Kenya and repatriation to Nigeria.
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