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[VIDEO] Armed Suspected IPOB Fighters Parade Aba Market

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A video footage on social media on Thursday showed some unknown gunmen carrying out a parade at the Aba popular market in Abia state.

[VIDEO] Heavily Armed Suspected IPOB Fighters Parade Aba Market
[VIDEO] Heavily Armed Suspected Fighters Parade Aba Market
The gunmen suspected to be fighters were cheered by the traders as they carried out their parade at the Alariara market square in Aba.

They all covered their faces, bearing weapons including AK-47s, shotguns, machetes, axes, knives and charms.

The gang were said to have warned the traders that they would unleash violence if the sit-at-home directive was not complied with.

There have been selected days in the South east when people have been asked not to come out. The days are Mondays, Nnamdi Kanu court days (17, 18, 26), Children’s Day (27), Inauguration Day on 29th (formerly Democracy Day), and Biafra Day (30).

The Nigerian military has insisted that the unknown gunmen declaring the sit-at-home are the same as Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate Eastern Security Network (ESN).

On Tuesday, the Nigerian Army said 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 /ESN have been unleashing terror on Ndigbo”.

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

See the video below:

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