The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) issued a sit-at-home order Monday, which resulted in an act of violence in Nkwogu, Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area, Imo State.
As residents observed the order, commercial activities were halted in most parts of the state.
While schools were closed, students sat for NECO examinations were not allowed to take their papers.
According to our correspondent, the deceased was inside one of the three buses that were set ablaze by the mob.
There were two vehicles, Hummer buses belonging to a popular transport company, Libra, coming from Umuahia, Abia State capital, when they encountered a group of hoodlums suspected to be IPOB members.
The bus was forced to stop after they shot at the tyres.
Passengers scuttled to safety, while one of the drivers was reportedly shot in the hip.
The passenger did not have time to escape before the bus burned down.
Additionally, our correspondent reported heavy shootings around Banana junction along the Orlu-Owerri road as gunmen engaged security agents in a shoot-out.
CSP Mike Abattam, the Police Public Relations Officer, did not pick up our correspondent’s calls.