A joint security operatives on Tuesday engaged in a gun battle with suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Ihiala, Anambra state.
The Council Area where the supplementary governorship election is being conducted had been notorious for its security volatility, a reason that contributed to the poll shift.
The gun-duel which took place at Mbosi Osumowu junction, boundary between Anambra and State lasted for about three hours.
Our correspondent who ran into the operatives comprising the army, police, immigration and other security operatives was asked to turn back for their safety.
“We’ve been here for the past three hours exchanging fire with them. You better reverse and take a safer route,” one of the police officers warned.