- A part of the Southeast is feared by the activities of gunmen who have ordered a sit-in in the area
- The gang has threatened to do so to deal with residents who oppose them in states like Abia, Imo and Anambra.
- However, on Thursday 5 Ebonyi, President Muhammadu Buhari arrived for a two-day visit, to commission some projects of the administration led by Dave Umahi
Enugu – Residents in south-eastern Nigeria were by a gang of armed men to observe sit-at-home ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s scheduled visit to Ebonyi state on Thursday, May 5.
A military A A source speaking to Leadership revealed the gunmen have taken over some towns in Abia, Imo and Anambra and have threatened to rendezvous with anyone e.g u who is caught disobeying the order.
The source said:
“Guns have been seen shooting g in some streets of Aba in Abia and in Imo and Anambra and announced to residents that sit-at-home will take place on Thursday and Friday when President Buhari visits Ebonyi State and they must observe this throughout the Southeast /blockquote>
President Buhari’s gunmen have been identified as demanding the release of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from DSS custody.
Meanwhile, the President has arrived at Alamo Ibiam International Airport Enugu for a two-day working visit en route to Ebonyi.
As As The Nation reported , Buhari was appointed by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu and his, among other government officials Received Ebonyi counterpart David Umahi.
The President is expected to commission many projects executed by the Umahi-led government.
He is also expected to hire a selection of Igbo leaders rs at a meeting.
President Buhari responds to the killing of a Nigerian Army couple by IPOB, ESN outlaws
The President had sanctioned the arrest of suspects responsible for the gruesome murder of a military couple in Imo State.
Buhari made the statement on Wednesday, May 4 through his spokesman Garba Shehu.
He condemned the act and offered his unreserved condolences to the bereaved of the deceased.