Gunmen suspected to be militants of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) on Monday stormed the Comprehensive Secondary School, Nkume in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State and stopped students from taking their examination.
According to a report by Daily Trust, the students were preparing to sit for English in the ongoing Junior Secondary School Examination before the gunmen forcefully dispersed them in compliance with a sit-at-home order.
Both teachers and students fled in different directions as the gunmen shot sporadically into the air.
The gunmen set ablaze some motorcycles belonging to some of the staff and students.
Although there were no reports of casualties, a video of the incident showed the students and staff shouting and running for their lives.
IPOB had declared every Monday as sit-at-home to agitate for release of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who is facing some charges before an Abuja High Court.
This week, the sit-at-home is expected to continue on Tuesday as Kanu is expected to make an appearance in court.
Meanwhile, the latest enforcement of the sit-at-home protest is against the directive of the state Governor, Hope Uzodinma who had urged residents of the state to ignore the sit-at-home rumour.
Uzodinma had on Sunday called on residents to go about their normal businesses, adding that those behind the order and rumours had been identified and would soon be arrested and arraigned.