The Hausa community in Orlu, Imo State, on Tuesday accused the outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), of killing four of its members on Monday.
Several people died and property destroyed on Tuesday when IPOB clashed with personnel of the Nigeria police and Nigerian Army in Orlu.
A member of the Hausa community, Yusuf, told journalists that it took the intervention of the military to stop the carnage.
He said bodies of the victims, recovered by the military and handed over to Hausa leaders in the town, had been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.
“All the corpses were recovered from their business stands,” he said.