3 Dangote truck drivers killed, burnt by IPOB in Imo
Three trailer drivers belonging to Nigeria’s leading industrial giant, the Dangote Group of companies, have been killed and their bodies roasted by suspected separatists of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The victims, Saidu Alhassan and two of his assistants, Halliru Mallam and Danjuma Isari, were killed in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.
Sources said that the incident occurred while they were travelling back to their base at Obajana, Kogi State, after off-loading cement at Dangote Cement Depot in Orlu.
The assailants first ordered them to come down from the vehicle, shot them dead and set their bodies on ablaze.
Their bodies were later found on near their vehicle, and later evacuated to Obajana, it was gathered.
Since the renewed wave of restiveness in the South East, security agents, and violators of sit-at-home order have been facing violent attacks by the proscribed separatist group.
Notably, in May this year, the insurgents killed Ahmed Gulak, a former political adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
In April, the IPOB insurgents opened fire on six Suya sellers in Orlu and another one in Umuaka Njaba.
The police could not immediately confirm the incident at the time of filing the report as all efforts to get their reaction proved futile.