Traders clap as Unknown Gunmen carry out open parade in Abia market (Videos?
Vondigest reports that the unknown gunmen who have been terrorising South-East states in Nigeria have recently been seen parading around a popular market in Abia State.
According to a trending video which was recently shared on Facebook, roughly 50 armed men marched through popular Aba’s Ariaria Market on Wednesday in Abia state.
The unknown gunmen were all wearing masks and carrying dangerous weapons like AK-47s, shotguns, machetes, axes, knives, and charms.
According to the DAILY POST, the gang which has been enforcing illegal curfews and sit-at-home orders in the east allegedly warned the traders that if the sit-at-home order was not followed, they would resort to violence.
This online platform also gathered that the dangerous gang had scheduled a number of days in May when people were not allowed to come out.
They scheduled Mondays are as follows:
Nnamdi Kanu court days (17th, 18th, 26th of May), Children’s Day (27th), Inauguration Day (previously Democracy Day) on the 29th, and their self-created Biafra Day (30th).
In the viral video, traders were seen clapping and hailing the masked armed group as they marched across the market street.
The Nigerian military has repeatedly stated that the Unknown criminal group are the same as the secessionist group, IPOB and its armed branch, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
The Nigerian Army also announced on Tuesday that IPOB ESN members were responsible for the death of two soldiers in Imo State on Saturday.
The name of the victims who were tortured and beheaded while in transit for their traditional wedding are retired Master Warrant Officer (MWO) Audu Linus and Private Gloria Matthew, according to Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu’s statement. President Buhari has spoken about the incident and has stated that the perpetrators must be caught.
The video was shared on a page of a Facebook user.
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