At least two people have been shot dead in the southern city of Nnewi in the state of Anambra and others injured in a public outcry over a curfew imposed by the IPOB.
Reports say the incident took place at Izuchukwu’s reception when some youths stopped people trying to snatch them away and prevent them from doing business, which led to a riot.
The Anambra police spokesman confirmed the incident but said no casualties had been reported. He also said that some thugs attacked the police station but were unsuccessful.
In Imo State, three people were also reported dead after several buses were set on fire.
This comes as most of the people of the southeastern states have been living at home as a result of an order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
SMARTS NEWS gathered that most people in Ebonyi, Abia and Enugu states had followed the group’s orders on Monday.
The group, which is campaigning for the establishment of Biafra in the south-east – where the Igbo are predominant – has warned locals not to go to work or trade in protest of the arrest of its leader Nnamdi Kanu.