The alleged incident was instigated by a planned visit of self acclaimed IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, to the affected area in furtherance of his anti-election campaign.

Kanu and his IPOB members had said that the November 18 poll in Anambra State would not hold, if the Federal Government does not oblige them a referendum, to determine the fate of Biafra.

As early as 8am on Wednesday, security operatives made up of soldiers, Police, and other Paramilitary Agencies, had converged in Ekwulobia.

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“The security operatives came in 14 trucks. But despite the heavy presence of security in the area, the IPOB members were still parading the area, singing and chanting Biafran songs.

“The Biafran flags, caps, shirts, and other items being sold by some youths, were seized and burnt by the security operatives.

“The situation angered the IPOB members, and they tried to attack the security operatives, who tear-gassed everybody and in the process, one of their members known as Nnamdi Kanu’s junior was killed”, a source told Post-Nigeria.

The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Nkeiruka Nwode, in a press statement denied any death during the encounter.