The Hausa community in Orlu, Imo State, has accused operatives of the Eastern Security Network established by the outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, of killing four of its members on Monday.
Many people had been reportedly killed and property destroyed when the IPOB security men clashed with policemen and soldiers in Orlu.
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A member of the community, who simply gave his name as Yusuf for security reason, said it took the intervention of the military to stop the carnage.
He said bodies of the victims, recovered by the military and handed over to Hausa leaders in the town, had been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.
“All the corpses were recovered from their business stands,” he said.
Narrating how the incident broke, Yusuf said: “It all started on Thursday when people in the town resisted paying a levy imposed on them by IPOB. Angered by their action, they went to burn the palace of Orlu Eze.”
Yusuf recalled that during the #ENDSARS protest, the Hausa community in Imo lost over 40 people, saying it was not reported by the media and no action taken.