Three hoodlums killed as sit-at-home in Southeast turns bloody

Three agents of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) enforcing the outlawed group’s sit-at-home directive were killed by security agents in Imo State yesterday.

The proscribed 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.

According to reports, Soldiers killed three hoodlums said to be enforcing the sit-at-home at Umuonyewere, Umuowa in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area in Imo.

The Nation reports that the hoodlums dispossessed residents of their valuables.

He said the security agents engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel at a filling station where they allegedly robbed a fuel attendant of his cash and phones.

Three of the hoodlums were gunned down; others fled into the bush.

Police spokesman, Michael Abattam, a Chief Superintendent of Police, said an investigation had begun.

“They are thugs. We are investigating the matter,” he said.



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