Insurgents suspected to be members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, on Sunday burnt down the office of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC in Nnewi, Anambra State of Nigeria.
Also raises down was the office of the Directorate of State Service, DSS, also located in Nnewi.
A source who spoke to News Agency of Nigeria on the condition of anonymity said the insurgents came in SUVs.
They were later said to have driven through Nkwo Triangle Roundabout and moved towards Nnobi Road, where their stray bullet reportedly hit a passerby, who was later rushed to a nearby hospital.
The source said: “They later drove through Nkwo Nnewi Triangle roundabout and moved towards Nnobi road.
“Later, a military armoured vehicle drove around the town and passed through Emecourt Road.
“There was no exchange of fire as the military and the gunmen did not meet. Later, heavy smoke was seen at the country home of Joe Igbokwe whose house is located off Nnewi – Oba road.”
The gunmen, according to the eye witness, were said to be friendly with the newspaper free readers at Nnewi Roundabout area of the town who hailed them as they threw some bundle of money to the people.
However, a man who attempted to do a video recording of the unknown gunmen was said to have been shot dead by one of them who looked ruthless, at Eme Court Road Junction area of Nnewi, while another man was said to have been killed at Traffic Junction area of the town.
The incident was said to have happened at about 10.30 to 11.00 am when worshippers were returning from their various churches and fellowship centres at Nnewi.
Police spokesman in the state, Toochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the attack but said it was a case of fire incident.
According to him, at about 2pm, October 3, the command received a distress call of a fire incident in Nnewi.
“Police operatives are currently on ground and the area has since been cordoned off.
“Further details shall be communicated please,” Mr Ikenga, a deputy superintendent of police, said.
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