VIDEO: Traders cheer as 50 unknown gunmen parade Aba market

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Footage of so-called “unknown gunmen” (UGM) marching through an Abia State market is circulating.

According to the footage, roughly 50 armed men marched through Aba’s Ariaria Market on Wednesday.

They were all wearing masks and carrying weapons such as AK-47s, shotguns, machetes, axes, knives, and charms.

The group was claimed to have threatened the shopkeepers with violence if the sit-at-home command was not followed.

The UGM, according to reporters has designated a number of days in May when individuals are not permitted to leave their homes.

Mondays, Nnamdi Kanu court days (17, 18, 26), Children’s Day (27), Inauguration Day on the 29th (previously Democracy Day), and Biafra Day are among them (30).

The military insists UGM are the same as Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate Eastern Security Network (ESN).

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On Tuesday, the Nigerian Army said IPOB ESN members killed two soldiers in Imo State last Saturday.

A statement by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu identified the victims as retired Master Warrant Officer (MWO) Audu Linus and Private Gloria Matthew.

The couple were in transit for their traditional wedding when they were ambushed, tortured, and beheaded.

Nwachukwu said their murder portends “the deep-seated hate, desperation, and lawlessness with which foot soldiers of IPOB/ESN have been unleashing terror on Ndigbo”.

The General added that the act “clearly depicts callousness, impenitence and is indisputable, a brazen act of terrorism perpetrated by IPOB/ESN”.

 

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