Supposed IPOB Members Killed By Soldiers In Abia
Fresh gist reaching Ghgossip suggests that soldiers have gunned down some people supposed to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) around the palace of Eze Aro in Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State.
Reports revealed that the incident occurred on Wednesday, October 20. According to Daily Trust, five members of the outlawed group couldn’t stand the force from the superior firepower in bid to enforce a “sit-at-home” order announced by the outlawed group in the Abia Community.
Five members of the pro-Biafra group were slain, according to the publication, and the gunshot exchange caused chaos in the Abia village.
In other news, on Wednesday, October 20, a Niger State High Court in Minna reinstated Mohammed Barau Kontagora, who had been barred from presenting himself as the 7th Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora by a court.
After holding hearings from the defendant’s counsel, Justice Abdullahi Mikailu vacated the ex parte order. He had maintained that the emir’s stool was not a perishable item, and hence must not be left empty.
The counsel also stated that, given the current security situation in the country, traditional rulers should be involved in communicating to their subjects about security matters, and that the town must not be left without a monarch.
The court who ordered Kontagora to return to the stool pending the outcome of the substantive suit deferred the case until November 11 for a hearing.