Shocking: Three killed as sit-at-home in Southeast turns bloody.

Shocking: Three killed as sit-at-home in Southeast turns bloody

Security agents on Monday killed three hoodlums who were purportedly enforcing the suspended sit-at-home directive of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Imo State.

Another set of hoodlums burnt this newspaper’s distribution car after trying to extort N100,000 from the driver.

The incident occurred in Awo Omamma, in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo.

Businesses and offices were shut again in the Southeast as residents stayed indoor for fear of being harmed or killed.

Not even the reassurances of governors and security agencies, as well as the threat of a sack or sanction, could make them come out.

Many said they would rather lose their jobs or daily income than die.

Transporters also stayed away, leaving residents who came out stranded.

IPOB had urged Ndigbo to stay home every Monday to protest the detention of its leader Nnamdi Kanu, who is on trial over treasonable felony charges at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The 6 am to 6 pm exercise was first observed on August 9, with several deaths recorded and properties, especially commercial vehicles, destroyed.

Despite the subsequent suspension of the sit-at-home based on an order from Kanu, residents had refused to come out on the last two Mondays. It was the same again yesterday.

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