4th October, 2021
Gunmen suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) reportedly shot sporadically in Owerri on Monday as they tried to enforce the stay-at-home order in the state.
It led to motorists, market women, passersby among others fleeing the area for their safety.
The IPOB members began enforcing the Monday order from Wethral Road, down to neighbouring Mbaise Road, Douglas Road and Naze along Aba- Owerri Road.
Traders scampered away from the area, parents of school children and guardians also hurriedly rushed to pick their children.
However, at the time of writing, there has been no report of any casualty.
Nothing happened – Imo Police command
The Imo State Police command spokesman, CSP Michael Abattam, however, stated that no incident happened in the state.
In a call with PM News, CSP Abattam noted that there was no gunshot whatsoever from any IPOB sit-at-home enforcer in the state.
He noted that the state commissioner of police, CP Hussaini Rabiu has patrolled the state confirming that nothing happened.
The police spokesperson urged members of the public not to entertain any fear and go about their normal business assuring residents of adequate security.