Imo residents mourn victims of 2019 raid on Kanu’s home

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Imo residents mourn victims of 2019 raid on Kanu's home, Court, Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB Nnamdi Kanu

Imo residents on Tuesday joined other South Eastern States to mourn people of South-East extraction who lost their lives to police and military brutality at the ancestral home of the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in 2019.

In Owerri, the state capital, the residents, artisans and Okada riders abandoned their daily business activities and stayed indoors, just as markets, banks, schools, shops were deserted in solidarity.

Roads and streets apart from some streets that have been converted to football playing grounds by youths were also deserted, forcing commuters to trek to their various destinations.

Movements and commercial activities were also halted in Orlu, Okigwe, Oguta, and other parts of the state.

There was still no movement of people at the time of filing this report, except few people who were seen at the corridors of their residential houses.

Meanwhile, three persons were reported to have been shot dead at Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.

In a video clip being circulated on social media, the body of three lifeless persons believed to have been killed by security personnel were seen on the ground.

When contacted, the Imo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Michael Abatham, said he would find out about the incident and get back. He was yet to do so as to at the time of filing this report.


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