Trailer carrying spare parts set on fire for disobeying IPOB’s sit-at-home

A fully loaded truck carrying motorcycle spare parts worth millions of naira was reportedly set on fire by hoodlums for allegedly refusing to obey the Monday sit-at-home order that had been suspended by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

It was gathered that the incident happened around 6am on Monday at Eluagu Obukpa, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State.

According to reports, the truck which was heading to Enugu-Ezike in the Igboeze North Local Government Area of the state was coming from Nnewi, Anambra State.

IPOB had in August declared every Monday sit-at-home in the South-East to demand the release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu who is in the custody of the Department of State Services.

The sit-at-home which commenced on August 9, 2021, was greeted with outcry by residents of the South-East and pleas from eminent Igbo leaders for the separatist group to rescind its decision.

Though IPOB subsequently suspended the Monday sit-at-home, palpable fear has been pervading the South-East for five Mondays now as residents and traders stay indoors every Monday.