Gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) on Monday attacked the Comprehensive Secondary School, Nkume in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State and stopped the students preparing to sit for English in the ongoing Senior Secondary School Examination.
According to sources, the gunmen shot sporadically into the air to chase away teachers and students who fled in different directions.
The gunmen also reportedly set ablaze some motorcycles belonging to some of the staff and students. Although there was no report of casualties, a video of the incident showed the students and staff shouting and running for their lives.
IPOB had declared Monday as sit-at-home to drum support for the release of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who is facing some charges before an Abuja High Court.
TOS News had earlier reported that the Abia State Government dismissed the sit-at-home order by the proscribed group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), thereby urging parents to release their children to write their English Language WASSCE examination scheduled nationwide for Monday and Tuesday.
This week, the sit-at-home is expected to continue on Tuesday as Nnamdi Kanu is expected to make an appearance in court. Apart from Mondays, the group also declared sit-at-home any day Kanu is to appear in court.