By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
No fewer than three persons were on Monday killed in two communities, Ozubulu and Utuh in Anambra State by gunmen.
The killing was said to be in connection with the violation of Monday sit-at-home exercise.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had months back, declared every Monday a day to sit at home, in protest of the extraordinary rendition of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya last year.
The exercise registered huge compliance, mostly as a result of fear, as residents feared to be attacked by members of the group
IPOB however, called off the exercise afterwards, but some unidentified persons have continued to enforce compliance to the exercise with gun and attacks of different kinds.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Tochukwu Ikenga said that one of the two men shot in Ozubulu was a policeman.
He said that security personnel have been deployed to the venue of the incident in Ozubulu, saying that the second person is yet to be identified.
He said, “Our men also recovered a vehicle at the scene of the incident, but we are not sure yet the ownership of the vehicle; whether it belongs to the victims or the assailants. The men have been deposited in a morgue.
“As for the incident in Utuh, we are yet to confirm that, but our men have been sent there. Command has also mobilized fully to counter any further attacks.”