IPOB Members, Hausa Community Clash In Rivers
Some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Hausa community in Oyigbo, a local area in Rivers State were on Monday engaged in a communal clash.
Oyigbo is a border town between Rivers and Abia state and the communal clash was said to have lead to an unconfirmed number of casualties recorded and properties destroyed.
The Deputy Director, Public Relations of 6 Division Nigerian Army, Colonel Aminu Illiasu, confirmed that he received some distress calls from some residents of the Oyibgo community. who claimed that some IPOB members were unleashing mayhem in the area.
Illiasu said the residents claimed that some IPOB members were unleashing mayhem in the area.
According to him, some troops have been deployed to the community to quell the crisis but he did not confirm the number of causalities.
An eyewitness account, however, said that the crisis erupted when some IPOB members had gathered at timber axis of Oyigbo, flying Biafra flags and waiting to be joined by other members to move to Umuahia, in Abia state.