Suspected IPOB militants attacked the office of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Nnewi, Anambra State, on Sunday.
They also attacked the office of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the area.
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While a source said two passersby were killed, another source said nobody was killed during the attacks on the DSS and FRSC.
The gunmen, according to eyewitnesses, drove from Owerri Road in four Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), stopped at Emecourt Road Junction where they released some gunshots which made passersby to scamper for safety, before they headed to the offices.
Daily Trust gathered that they later drove through Nkwo Triangle Roundabout and moved towards Nnobi Road.
The sources also said military armoured vehicle later surfaced and drove round town passing through Emecourt Road, but there was no exchange of fire as the military did not meet the gunmen.
The State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed that there was an incident in Nnewi, but refused to state the offices involved.
He said: “At about 2pm, of 3rd October 2021, the command received a distress call of fire incident in Nnewi. The Police Operative are currently on ground and the area has since been cordoned off. Further details shall be communicated,” he said.