Five gunmen have been killed during a confrontation with members of the Indigenous People of Biafra at Ihiala, Anambra State.

An eyewitness said the IPOB operatives carried the bodies of the gunmen in a Hilux van and shot indiscriminately as they drove towards the Onitsha-Owerri expressway.

Also some people suspected to be members of Ebubeagu clashed with gunmen at Ihiala during a burial ceremony, although no live was lost.

According to the eyewitness, following the clash, the burial had to be cancelled and the corpse returned to the mortuary.

Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Tochukwu Ikenga, said he was yet to receive a report about the Ihiala incidents.

Only recently in the same Ihiala, some hoodlums set ablaze a mansion close to Aforigwe market in Ubahuekwem village for allegedly inviting the police after the man had paid the gunmen to provide security for him during a ceremony in his compound.

As of the time of filing this report, the state police spokesman was yet to offer reaction.

Credit: Punch