Armed men suspected to be members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) have reportedly killed a northern driver, Maccido Munki, while transporting goods to a village in Owerri on a sit-at-home day.
Munki, who hailed from Mulkin Wurno, Sokoto State, was murdered last Tuesday. The assailants also abducted two other passengers who were with Munki. According to reports, the duo also hail from Sokoto.
A source familiar with the incident told Hausa Daily Post, that the victims fell prey after violating the compulsory sit-at-home order imposed by the IPOB.
However, the source added that there is no news yet about the abducted persons.
IPOB introduced the sit-at-home order in August 2021 to pressurise the Nigerian government to release its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who is standing trial for alleged treasonable felony and terrorism.
Since then, the proscribed group had declared Mondays and Tuesdays as sit-at-home days he south-eastern states — Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Imo and Enugu
At press time, Micheal Abattam, the Imo state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) was not available for comment. He told our reporter he was attending a Church service in the morning. Also, a text sent to him was not responded to.