A video has surfaced online of some armed south east youths carrying out a stop and search operation in the south east looking for Hausas in vehicles. In the video shared by Sahara Reporters, the youths who carried knives, daggers and bottles could be seen stopping inter-state vehicles and speaking in Igbo.
According to the report, the operation was carried out in In Aba South East, Abia state. The youths asked the occupants of there were any Hausa Fulani persons in the vehicles and the passengers replied that there were none before they were asked to go. A few metres away, the same vehicle was stopped and the same question put to them and they replied again that if there were any Hausas in the vehicle, thy would have been removed. Some tyres were being burnt along the way as the youths stopped more vehicles to ask the occupants if there were any Hausas in them. The same vehicles was stopped again and the occupants insisted that "It is only your brothers that are inside here. We did not carry any Hausas."