Gunmen suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB Sunday went on rampage in Nnewi, the industrial city of Anambra State, South East Nigeria, carrying out multiple attacks on public and private properties.
At least, one person simply identified as a female student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, was killed.
The Nnewi residence of the former Publicity Secretary of the Lagos State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and now aide of Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe is reported to have been set ablaze by IPOB members.
Igbokwe has accused members of the separatist group who operate mainly within the South-East region of Nigeria of invading Nnewi on Sunday afternoon and razing down his home.
The APC chieftain is a known critic of IPOB and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu who is currently in the custody of the Nigerian secret Police, the Department of State Services, DSS in Abuja.
The rampaging gunmen were said to have equally attacked the unit offices of the DSS and the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC in Nnewi.
Although accusing fingers are pointing at IPOB and its militant wing, the Eastern Security Network, ESN, no group has claimed responsibility for the massive attacks.
The Anambra State Police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga told ait.live that the command received a distress call of fire incidents in Nnewi at about 2pm on Sunday and that the police acted promptly, intensifying surveillance and patrol within the area to contain the situation.
The Police did not give details on the attacks but gave assurance that investigation has commenced into the incidents.
(Editor: Terverr Tyav)