A man has been allegedly shot dead by soldiers in Aba today, as the Biafra sit at home order is observed in the city.
The sit-at-home order by pro-Biafran groups in the South-east of Nigeria recorded massive compliance in some states and cities, while it was a complete flop in many others.
The Indigeneous People Of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) had called the exercise to commemorate the day in 1967 when the short-lived Biafra Republic declared secession from Nigeria.
However, there was large compliance to the call today in Aba where man has now been allegedly killed. According to Facebook user, ‘Ezeugo Netz Nnam’, the 25-year old was allegedly shot dead military men. Below is the facebook post;
A 25 year old vibrant Biafran young star KELVIN NNAMDI IKEMEH has been shot dead on this day, this morning of 30th May 2018 by the Nigeria military.
KELVIN NNAMDI IKEMEH and his neighbors were sitting outside their premises in Urata by Port Harcourt Road Aba, enjoying the sit at home order while the Nigeria army in their hilux, drove towards them and began to shot sporadically.
The young men on seeing military attack, ran in different directions. KELVIN NNAMDI IKEMEH ran into a nearby bush unknowing to him that he was on target.
The military chased him, while he was screaming for help, he fell on the ground pleading on them to spare his life. But those army were determined to kill on sight as the shot him point blank.
They continued to shoot, but this time into the air to further scare the neighborhood. As people stood calm in their different hiding places, they dragged his body on the ground into their vehicle and drove off