By; PAMELA EBOH Awka
Two vehicles were earlier on Tuesday razed by people alleged to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) while trying to enforce the sit-at-home order.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), had on Monday, declared that the entire South-East would be on lockdown in remembrance of the attack on its leader’s home in Afaraukwu, Umuahia, Abia State on Tuesday, September 14, 2017.
While a tricycle operator was attacked in Awka on Tuesday morning along Arthur Eze with machete cuts on the hand and leg, his tricycle was also set ablaze.
In Nanka, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State , a town service bus, said to be conveying passengers from Awka to Ekwulobia was attacked and set on fire.
Accordong to a source, the passengers who were being conveyed by the bus were unharmed, as they were made to disembark, before the bus was pushed into a ditch and set on fire.
When our Correspondent visited the area, the tricycle was still at the spot of the incident, totally burnt down.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Tochukwu Ikenga said that officers of the command had been at places where some incidents have been registered, and have restored normalcy in such places.
“On 14/09/2021 at about 9:30hrs the command received a distress on call on a case of Arson and malicious damage along Nanka/Oko road.
“Police operatives are currently on ground now and the situation is being monitored. Normalcy has also been restored in the area.
“The command and Other Security Agencies have since intensify patrols & surveillance.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that the attackers stop the tricycle and the commercial bus, chase occupants away and set the vehicle and tricycle on fire. Meanwhile no loss of life was recorded”, he added.