The Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has claimed that over 250 people have been killed since 2021 during the enforcement of sit-at-home order.
Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, the President General of the apex Igbo group, revealed this while speaking on the impact of the action on South-East residents on Tuesday.
In a statement, Iwuanyanwu noted that the “illegal order” has subjected the Igbos to untold hardships and loss of lives and properties.
“The South East is known for micro, small and medium-scale enterprises, indigenous manufacturing, fabrication and agro-allied industries.
“To this end, several authorities have put the losses encountered by the people at trillions of naira on each sit-at-home day.
“The region has witnessed the loss of clients and customers, who have found alternatives because of the unstable business environment.
“The food transporters to the South East now charge more. More so, insecurity and the menace of unknown gunmen have worsened,” he said.
He added, “Worst still, over 250 people are estimated to have been killed through the enforcement of these orders.”