A bus driver was killed on Friday by unknown gunmen enforcing the sit-at-home order of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Imo State.
The gunmen reportedly stopped the bus along Owerri-Umuahia expressway and set it ablaze.
Five other occupants of the bus were able to able to escape, except the driver.
According to TheCable, Chima Okoronkwo, a resident of the area, called on the government to urgently end the killings in the state.
“This insecurity is getting out of hand and if urgent steps are not taken by the government things may get worse,” he said.
“These senseless killings and attacks in the entire south-east should be curtailed now before it degenerates into total anarchy.”
IPOB had earlier in the week, ordered a sit-at-home across the South-east on October 1, and also said it will bring down all Nigerian flags in the region.
The proscribed group said the order is in solidarity with Ambazonia, a secessionist group in Cameroon, whose purported independence anniversary is on October 1.
Reports say the sit-at-home order grounded commercial activities in Imo State, with major roads and public places deserted.