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Police kill sit-at-home enforcers as IPOB declares 14-day lockdown

Written by on July 12, 2023

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Onome Onovw-akpo-yeya, said men of the command gunned down one of the hoodlums, as the shootout ensued.

Meanwhile, the self-acclaimed leader of a splinter group of IPOB, Simon Ekpa, has declared 14 days of sit-at-home in the entire South-East.

His declaration came barely 24 hours after the expiration of a seven-day lockdown declared by the same group, which led to killings and destruction of property across the South-East.

In a statement yesterday, Ekpa said the imminent sit-at-home order, billed to commence from July 31 through August 14, 2023, was a consequence of the ‘earnest demand’ by south easterners for a frequent lockdown in the zone.

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