Hoodlums are said to have set fire to a vehicle filled with millions of naira worth of motorbike spare parts for allegedly refusing to observe the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra’s Monday sit-at-home directive.
According to reports, the incident occurred around 6 a.m. on Monday in Eluagu Obukpa, Enugu State’s Nsukka Local Government Area.
The vehicle was traveling from Nnewi, Anambra State, to Enugu-Ezike in the state’s Igboeze North Local Government Area.
IPOB announced in August that every Monday in the South-East would be a sit-at-home protest to demand the release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who is detained by the Department of State Services.
Residents of the South-East were outraged by the sit-in, which began on August 9, 2021, and notable Igbo leaders pleaded with the separatist group to reverse their decision.
Despite the fact that IPOB later discontinued the Monday sit-in, residents and traders in the South-East have been living in fear for the past five Mondays.