Over the sit-at-home order, gunmen bomb Imo Market, injuring traders and setting vehicles on fire.
The hoodlums carried out the heinous deed on Monday while allegedly implementing the sit-at-home directive that is in effect every Monday.
Gun-wielding hoodlums are said to have bombed the Izombe market in Imo State’s Oguta Local Government Area.
The hoodlums carried out the heinous deed on Monday while allegedly executing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOBweekly )’s sit-at-home edict, which has since been suspended.
In 2021, IPOB ordered a sit-at-home protest across the South-East and parts of the South-South to demand the unconstitutional release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who had been detained at a facility run by the Nigerian secret police, the Department of State Services (DSS).
According to the Daily Sun, the incident prompted an unsettling stillness as dealers and customers in the market scurried for shelter.
According to one report, the gunmen rushed the market, warning traders that coming out on Monday would jeopardize their commercial dealings.
The hoodlums were enraged by their defiance and lit two automobiles on fire in the market, causing major chaos before bombing the market.
According to the source, anyone in the market who sensed danger dashed for safety, with several of those attempting to flee being injured in the process.
Meanwhile, traders in the market seeking protection were injured while fighting for survival in the midst of the chaos.
“They came in and detonated a local bomb inside the market, everyone ran for cover, they poured gasoline on two vehicles, and everything was on fire.”