A few cars have been left burnt as frenzy overwhelmed Imo State on Tuesday morning after gunmen and security operatives clashed at Mgbidi and Akata in the Oru West Local Government Area of the state.
Townspeople let the media know that the substantial shootout in the areas made inhabitants secape their homes and business outlets.
Sources in the area told our journalist that the incident started as early as 6am when the hooligans supposedly enforcing the incomplete lockdown request of the Indigenous People of Biafra blockaded the streets, ordering individuals to return to their homes.
The incident pulled within the sight of security men in the area which led to a firearm duel and setting of cars on fire.
While it had not been affirmed if there was any casualty as of the hour of filing this report, it was accounted for that a few cars were burnt during the crossfire.
“Hoodlums and gunmen are engaging each other in a crossfire. Our people, especially those of them at Mgbidi are on the run. Some cars were set ablaze,” one of the sources said.
IPOB had on Monday asked individuals in the South East to ask intensely for harmony in the zone, unequivocal release of Nnamdi Kanu, and reclamation of a Biafra country.
Albeit a statement by the representative for the group, Emma Powerful, didn’t organization a sit-at-home, it encouraged individuals to secure their shops briefly during the span of the supplications and open soon after.
At the point when reached, the police representative for the command, Mike Abattam, vowed to inquire and return to our journalist on the issue however he presently couldn’t seem to do as such as of the hour of filing this report.