Gunmen enforcing the five-day sit-at-home order in Mbaitoli, Imo state have shot dead Prince Iheme, an elder brother to popular Nollywood veteran, Osita Iheme aka Pawpaw.
How was he killed?: At Ubomri in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area, the gunmen attacked the convey of the All Progressives Congress candidate for Mbaitoli/ Ikeduru Federal Constituency, Akarachi Amadi.
According to a source, Prince Iheme was riding in the same vehicle with the commissioner for solid minerals, Martin Eke. While Iheme was killed on the spot, Eke was matcheted. He was later rushed to the hospital.
How did the attack happen?: According to reports, the gunmen rode in Tundra operational vehicles and shot sporadically, forcing people to run for their dear lives.
At Orji, near Owerri, the state capital, the gunmen wearing black clothes in three vehicles attacked residents and passersby, including policemen.
“They just killed a policeman now. They opened fire on them and were shouting there is sit at home. We have asked you to go home. Stay in doors,” a source said.
IPOB reacts: IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful called on the people to lynch anybody enforcing sit- at-home in the Southeast.
He said: “We told them to lynch anybody who is trying to enforce sit-at-home or they call the number given to them to call so ESN operatives can appear to that place.”
The Nigeria Police Force is yet to respond to an inquiry on the incidents.