Three members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were reportedly killed on Wednesday in Ekwulobia, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The incident was instigated by a planned visit of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, to the area in furtherance of his anti-election campaign in the state.
Kanu and his IPOB members had said that the November 18 poll in the state would not hold if the Federal Government does not oblige them a referendum to determine the fate and plausibility of a Sovereign State of Biafra.
As early as 8am on Wednesday, security operatives made up of soldiers, police and other paramilitary agencies had converged on Ekwulobia.
“The Biafran flags, caps, shirts and other items being sold by some youths were seized and burnt by the security operatives.
They shot live bullets and teargas at unarmed Biafrans waiting to welcome the supreme leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Mazi Nnamdi kanu, at Ekwulobia Anambra State.
IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu would be at Ekwulobia on Sunday to condole with the family of the victims.