Stampede AS IPOB members stop students from writing exams in Imo

There was stampede on Monday when gunmen believed to be members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) stormed Comprehensive Secondary School, Nkume in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State.

In the ensuing stampede, IPOB members succeeded in preventing the students of the school from taking their Junior Secondary School Examination.

In defiance to the sit-at home order of IPOB, they (the students) had gathered that to sit for English in the ongoing JSSE before the gunmen forcefully dispersed them.

Both teachers and students fled in different directions as the gunmen shot sporadically into the air.

The gunmen set ablaze some motorcycles belonging to some of the staff and students.

Although there were no report of casualties, a video of the incident showed the students and staff shouting and running for their lives.

Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Mike Abattam, could not be reached for comments.

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.

This week, the sit-at-home is expected to continue on Tuesday as Kanu is expected to make an appearance in court.

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