The pro-Biafran group had earlier declared May 30 sit-at-home in honour of Biafra heroes and heroines, who died in the civil war and others that died in the course of Biafra agitation.
The agitators comprising of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and others armed with machetes, sticks and other dangerous weapons were reportedly sighted at Ibeto junction around 5am.
It took a smart move on the part of Sun’s Sales Executive at Nnewi Out-station, Mr. Eze Chukwu, who narrowly escaped from the agitators at the early hour of the day.
“I begged them to follow me to where parcels of our newspapers were packed for them to be convinced that I work with The Sun and they followed me and saw the parcel before they now asked me to run away.”
However, a Catholic priest was not lucky as they swooped on him and unleashed mayhem, destroying his vehicle and injuring him.
The rampaging group also attacked a vehicle with registration number: CL 163 BEN, Toyota saloon car at Nnewi roundabout.
They smashed the front and rear windscreens of the vehicle, while the occupants whose travelling bags were abandoned inside the car were said to have been seriously wounded.
At NITEL junction, a patrol van belonging to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) operatives with registration number: AWK 750 BF was grounded.
Four of the occupants were attacked and said said to have been seriously wounded and hospitalized.