Many persons has been feared dead following a violence clash between Indigenous Peoples of Biafra(IPOB) and security agents, on Sunday morning, at Emene, Enugu State.
The clash which threw the whole Emene and environs into chaos, disrupted church services as worshippers of the various churches in the area ran helter-skelter to escape being caught in the crisis.
It was gathered that trouble started at about 7:00am when some policemen invaded Community Secondary School in Emene where members of IPOB were meeting to disperse and arrest them.
According to report, the attempt was resisted, turning the encounter bloody with IPOB members reportedly overpowering the security operatives.
In a swift reaction, a large reinforcement was called and over a dozen patrol vans loaded with armed security agents comprising police, army and DSS arrived the scene and faced the Biafran agitators.
Sounds of gunfire and teargas fumes filled the area, particularly between St Patrick Secondary School and St Joseph Catholic Church along the old Abakaliki Road.
One account lamented that the premises of St. Patrick Secondary School was “flowing with blood” as fleeing IPOB members were pursued into the school by security operatives.
The Commissioner of Police in Enugu could be reached immediately. Pictures below: