– IPOB members reportedly attacked the Hausa community in Rivers state
– Some of their properties were burnt
– A mosque was also set on fire
Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have allegedly unleashed terror on Hausa people in Oyigbo, Rivers state. According to report, the attack was carried out on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.
Shops set on fire in Hausa community in Rivers. Credit: Twitter
It was reported that members of the Hausa community also launched a counter-attack.
Another report claimed that the IPOB members also clashed with soldiers in the community.
Meanwhile, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu who is the governor of Abia state has declared a three-day curfew in Aba, a commercial city in the state over altercation between the army and the citizens.
There had been an earlier report that the Operation Python Dance II launched by the army in the state has raised tension with some Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) youths reportedly against the operation.
It was reported that the army laid siege to the house of Nnamdi Kanu although this was denied by the army which insisted that it was only passing by. Vanguard reports that the governor in a statement on Tuesday, September 12 said the state recognised the supremacy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria but urged the army to conduct its operation in compliance with international standard. He also announced the beginning of a curfew which starts from 6pm to 6am on Tuesday and ends on Thursday.