Two buses were destroyed by fire on Friday at Eke Obolo, which is located in the Isiala Mbano Local Government area of Imo State. The perpetrators are believed to be members of an illegal faction of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which has been declared a terrorist organization.
Similarly, a group of men in a Sienna automobile blocked Onitsha road at the Irete Market axis on Friday evening at precisely 8 o’clock, as merchants were leaving for the day, and they shot sporadically for several hours, which caused a great deal of tension throughout the entire neighborhood.
As a direct consequence of this, everyone in the surrounding area, including the local population, scrambled for their lives in an effort to avoid being struck by stray bullets.
A woman who requested anonymity told the Gist House that she was getting ready to go home when four males who appeared to be heavily armed stepped out of a vehicle and began firing shots in an erratic pattern.
Her account is that the operation, which lasted for more than an hour, resulted in a significant amount of congestion on the road.
No security operative was spotted until the mission was successfully completed. As we were fleeing for our lives, we abandoned our belongings.
“Although nobody was shot, it was terrifying; I sustained a fracture on my leg,” she continued. “I was the only one who was injured.”
Henry Okoye, the Police Public Relations Officer for the Imo State Police Command, was the one who responded to our inquiry and stated, “The Command is on top of the situation.”
The criminals responsible for this heinous act will be apprehended and brought to justice thanks to the adequate security measures that have been put into place.
“I want to use this medium to admonish the various stakeholders of Imo State to warn their subjects as the Imo Police Command will not hesitate to deal ruthlessly with any subversive criminal syndicate or individual caught enforcing the unlawful sit-at-home order,” he said. “Imo Police Command will not hesitate to deal ruthlessly with any subversive criminal syndicate or individual caught enforcing the unlawful sit-at-home order.”
“Members of the public are advised to go about their lawful business without any form of fear or intimidation. At the same time, members of the public are advised to remain vigilant and swiftly report any criminally-minded elements seen enforcing the unlawful sit-at-home order.”