Sit-at-home: Two feared killed, vehicles burnt in Nnewi

Two persons were reportedly killed in Nnewi, Anambra State on Monday amidst a near total compliance with the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Three buses were reportedly set ablaze in the industrial city of the state while a Toyota Camry vehicle was seen abandoned along the street with the driver said to have fled.

The Nation gathered there were gun shots around Izuchukwu junction of the area around 6am.

A resident, who preferred anonymous, said he was surprised to see the two corpses along the road.
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“We couldn’t believe our eyes when we came out to see two lifeless bodies of young men. Yet, nobody could explain who was responsible.”

Roads and major streets were deserted while markets, offices, banks and other public places remained closed as at the time of filling the report.
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When contacted, Police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga confirmed the incident, saying Police operatives were already at the scene.

“I can confirm to you that there was an incident in Nnewi roundabout, police operatives are currently there but details are a still sketchy.

“Further information will communicated please,” he said.

(THE NATION)