Members of The Indigenous People Of Biafra And Soldiers Clash Heavily In Abia State

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The Abia State capital of Umuahia was Monday night thrown into unrest as members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were reported to have engaged soldiers in the capital in a bloody battle. The incident which was said to have occurred at the popular Isi Gate spilled to other parts of the state capital, causing tension amongst residents and visitors alike.
Sources in Umuahia, who spoke on the matter said that the situation forced many business owners and traders within the city center to abruptly close their shops over the fear of arrest or being caught up in the crisis which has literally shut the city down. While information about the report remains sketchy, a version of the incident has it that some soldiers stationed at Isi Gate were collecting money from commercial tricycle operators and when one of the operators refused to give them money, one of the soldiers slapped the commercial tricyclist.
 The situation degenerated into a fight when members of the union in solidarity with their member engaged the soldiers in a brawl.
 Another version of the incident claimed that the soldiers at a checkpoint around Isi Gate stopped a commercial tricycle operator and demanded that the driver should hand over to him the  Biafra and IPOB insignia in his tricycle, but the driver refused. The situation, it was learned degenerated into a heated argument which attracted the crowd and the soldiers on seeing that the area was already charged, shot into the air to scare people, but the crowd overpowered them and injured some of them in the process. At the time of filing this report, it was gathered security agencies have flooded the state capital with their men on the alert to prevent a total breakdown of law in the city. A source at the Aba Area Command told our reporter that their men have been properly briefed to be on alert at some of the flash points in the commercial city and be vigilant of movement of persons who may wish to stir up the peace of the town.
 The Coordinator of IPOB in the State, Mr. Ikechukwu Ugwuoha said that he was yet to be properly briefed about the incident. But a member of IPOB who would not want his name in print told our reporter that the soldiers shot at and injured some of the people who had remained peaceful and were appealing to the soldiers to release the tricyclist to go about his business since they couldn’t find anything incriminating on him. The 14Brigade Ohafia Public Relations Officer, Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi disclosed that some of soldiers were injured and were in an undisclosed hospital where they were receiving medical attention. He denied that  the soldiers fueled  the crisis, alleging that their operational vehicle was damaged by the crowd.
 Gbadamosi who said he was yet to get the full information to the incident, promised to get back to the reporter as soon as he is briefed on the matter and gets clearance from his boss (Brigade Commander).  In a text message sent to our reporter, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeleye Oyebade said “We are on top of the situation. We will contain the situation. There is no cause for alarm. All hands are on deck to co continually sustain the peaceful atmosphere we have labouredly tirelessly to achieve so far in the state.”
gogoman at 10:16 AM, 5 Sep 17 (1 month ago)
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Soldiers will take good care of it....
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Floyd29 at 10:21 AM, 5 Sep 17 (1 month ago)
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Kanu bring your head out and fight
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Oworen25 at 11:26 AM, 5 Sep 17 (1 month ago)
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Abeg make the soldier take them easy
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james987 at 01:50 PM, 5 Sep 17 (1 month ago)
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Make una no let peace rain.. make una kwantinue. Make una leader come stand for front... Make una no waste una life.. 2019 buhari dun comot nothing go stop am.. when soldiers begin kill make una no complain..
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Aluta77 at 02:13 PM, 5 Sep 17 (1 month ago)
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Can someone explain this piece of information to me.
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ruthie at 02:21 PM, 5 Sep 17 (1 month ago)
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freethinker warn ya people o
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yawa_don_gas at 02:43 AM, 16 Sep 17 (1 month ago)
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Please please hold on, why e be say everywhere I take even when I wan hide yawa dey there?
Why why?
Na yawa life, yawa goes on
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Novic at 09:39 PM, 25 Sep 17 (3 weeks ago)
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This is serious ooooo..... make I just dey waka pass..... abeg I dey waka pass, I will come and comment later.
This one weak me ooooo, well life must goes on.
I dey waka come bare
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tegonwa at 09:52 PM, 25 Sep 17 (3 weeks ago)
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I Repeat, Using Force On Ipob Is Like Stoking A Fire.They Might Even Grow Far Stronger Than Nigeria In No Distant Time.Nawaa O!
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BournIdentity at 07:06 AM, 28 Sep 17 (2 weeks ago)
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Roll Eyes                                                                           
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officynero at 03:39 AM, 29 Sep 17 (2 weeks ago)
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seen
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Oworen25 at 06:34 AM, 29 Sep 17 (2 weeks ago)
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I dont support any bad act
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Oworen25 at 06:35 AM, 29 Sep 17 (2 weeks ago)
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I dont support any bad act
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Oworen25 at 06:38 AM, 29 Sep 17 (2 weeks ago)
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I dont support any bad act
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