IPOB had ordered a sit-at-home order across the South-East but the directive was not effective in Awka, as people were seen going about their normal business.
The fire is suspected to have been caused by a leakage in the fuel tank of the filling station’s power generating set.
Mr Nwodo is pushing for creation of an additional state in the South-East to correct the imbalance in the zonal structure of Nigeria.
“Citizens across the country, especially South-East, to protect INEC properties in their domain. The only way to effect a credible change is through the ballot.”
The attack occurred at about 12:00 p.m. near a primary school in Afikpo community.
“The two suspects were arrested alongside two dismissed NAF personnel who served as their escorts.”
The deceased was involved in a car crash Saturday night.
The spokesman said that the suspects would be prosecuted once ongoing investigations into their nefarious activities are concluded.
An army spokesman said the exercise would be conducted by the 82 Base Ammunition Depot, Enugu from May 14 to May 21.
“Many of the arrested IPOB/ESN terrorists had earlier mentioned him as their key sponsor, mastermind and second in command to late Ikonso.”