By our reporter/ Anambra state governor, governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State on Monday led a protest against the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in
Awka, the state capital.
The move was to protest the refusal of traders to engage in economic activities following the now suspended but observed sit-at-home-order by IPOB.
Economic activities were once crippled across the state and the South east as a result of the sit-at-home order of the outlawed group.
All the banks in the region locked their gates against customers, while transporters withdrew their vehicles in various parks.
Though the popular Eke-Awka market was open, traders refused to open their shops for business.
However, after the governor’s intervention, some of the traders opened up their stores.
Meanwhile, in Imo state, armed men broke into a school and chased away students who were sitting for an exam.
Armed members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militant wing of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, chased out students of Comprehensive Secondary School Nkume, Njaba local government area of Imo State today as they were writing their external examination, the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
According to various reports, the gunmen in their numbers came and disrupted the on going English language examination believed to be taken nationwide today for failure of the students and their teachers to obey the IPOB sit at home order.
In a video by one of the affected students it stated “Is happening live in CSS Nkume, unknown gumen came and chased us out while we were writing our exam and as well set ablaze motorcycle of our teachers, our society have spoilt so much”.
When contacted, Imo state police command spokesperson, CSP Michael Abattam, said the command is yet to receive any official information or report on the alleged attack and can not comment on it.