Police allay fears after shooting in Ebonyi by enforcers of IPOB’s sit-at-home

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By Ochogwu Sunday

The Ebonyi State Police Command has declared that no life was lost following the seven-day sit-at-home order by a faction of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The sit-at-home order declared by one Simon Ekpa, based in Finland, started on Saturday and would end on Friday.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, made the assertion in an interview with NAN on Tuesday in Abakaliki.

Onovwakpoyeya explained that the group was only shooting sporadically at some locations to scare people away and enforce the sit-at-home order.

“Yes, the group came and shot sporadically at the new market opposite Liberation Estate, and our tactical team responded quickly, and people cleared. There was no casualty. Nobody sustained injury, either on the part of the civilians or the police. Police have intensified patrol within the town and even in the hinterlands,” she added.

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