Tuesday, suspected members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) set a bus ablaze while enforcing the group’s sit-at-home order.
IPOB declared a sit-at-home in remembrance of the fourth anniversary of the alleged military invasion of Nnamdi Kanu’s home in Afaraukwu, Abia State.
Anambra residents were attacked by members of the gang on Tuesday morning around 9.30am.
The driver of the bus escaped without injury, but the miscreants set the bus and tricycle ablaze.
A police public relations officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident, saying the command received a distress call on Tuesday at about 9:30am on a case of arson and malicious damage along Nanka/Oko road.
Upon receiving the call, policemen on the ground immediately rushed to the scene and brought the situation under control.
According to him, normalcy has returned to the area and people are going about their daily lives.
Moreover, Ikenga said the state command has intensified patrols and surveillance designed to halt further law and order violations.
He reported that preliminary investigations revealed the attackers stopped the tricycles and the commercial buses then set them on fire after chasing the occupants away.