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IPOB insurgents kill 3 Dangote drivers, set bodies ablaze in Imo

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/ibrahim.ramalana, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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Suspected IPOB insurgents have killed a Dangote trailer driver, Saidu Alhassan and two of his assistants, Halliru Mallam and Danjuma Isari, in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State.

DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the incident happened on Wednesday while they were travelling back to their base at Obajana, Kogi State, after off-loading cement at Dangote Cement Depot in Orlu.

Sources said the assailants first ordered them to come down from the vehicle, and after discovering they were all from the North, they shot them dead and set their bodies on ablaze.

Their bodies were found on Thursday near the trailer, and later evacuated to Obajana.

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Since the renewed wave of restiveness in the South East, security agents, Northerners and violators of sit-at-home order have been facing violent attacks by the proscribed separatist group.

Notably, in May this year, the insurgents killed Ahmed Gulak, a former political adviser to former president Goodluck Jonathan.

In April, the IPOB insurgents opened fire on six Suya sellers in Orlu and another one in Umuaka Njaba.

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