Gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have attacked the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) located at Umuagu, Umuahia in Abia State.
The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that some of the gunmen, numbering over 50, were half naked, with some hanging live cock around their neck while many of them were armed with AK47 riffles.
According to a source, the gunmen attacked the security formation and set it ablaze.
It was however gathered that a combined team of military and Police engaged the gunmen afterwards, and in the process stray bullets hit and killed some people in the process.
Meanwhile, soldiers have reportedly taken over Umuahia as of the time of this report.
It was earlier reported that Umuahia residents woke up to be greeted by men of the Nigerian Army patrolling major streets in the city and manning areas believed to be flash points within the capital city.