The insurgents of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have set Ajali Police Station in Anambra State on fire and killed police personnel on duty.
IPOB recently declared “Operation No Nigeria Flag in Biafraland” and that October 1st, 2021, as a sit-at-home day for all its members in the South East.
In a statement signed last Saturday, by Emma Powerful, IPOB media and publicity secretary, the group declared this year’s Independence Day, as “Operation No Nigeria Flag in Biafraland”.
It also threatened a one-month lockdown in the region following the detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who is in detention.
The IPOB spokesperson said: “IPOB has declared 1st of October 2021 total shutdown in Biafraland as a sign of our rejection of Nigeria and there shall be no movement in Biafraland on this day. Also IPOB has declared from today 25th September, 2021 that all Nigerian flag mounted anywhere in Biafraland must be brought down, Banks exceptional, IPOB leadership will communicate to Banks directly and give them reason they must peacefully bring down Nigeria flag in their banking premises before we do it ourselves in our own way.”
Anambra state has witnessed killings of innocent citizens including security personnel by unknown gunmen taking orders from IPOB.