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BREAKING: Gunshots as men enforcing IPOB’s ‘sit-at-home order’ allegedly, set vehicles on fire

There were sporadic shootings in some parts of the Enugu capital on Monday as suspected hoodlums attempted to force a return to the weekly sit-at-home order which the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had introduced.

Although the outlawed group has repeatedly announced its cancellation, activities of South East residents have been disrupted since it initiated the move.

It was gathered that the gunmen who drove in an ash-coloured Toyota Sienna car disrupted vehicular movement at Topland, Amechi Road, Mayor Bus-Stop on Agbani Road within Enugu South Local government.

They shot sporadically into the air before dispersing road users and setting vehicles on fire.

According to Daily Trust, a trader who sells provisions at Mayor market said he quickly locked up his shop and escaped, adding that the miscreants came at about some minutes to 9am.


A lady who identified herself as Mummy Ifeanyi told Daily Trust, “I had gone to Mayor market to buy few provisions for my children’s breakfast. Then suddenly, there were shootings and bullets were flying every where. I have been hearing of war… This is my first experience of what it looks like. What if one bullet had hit me on the head; that’s how my life would have ended in this January 2022? Please, help me thank God as I returned alive. I have to run the way I have never done before.”

A female trader, who sells food items, said, “The gunmen came suddenly and started shooting into the air. They said they’re enforcing the sit-at-home and burnt a vehicle and a keke that was on the road.”

Unconfirmed report said that two persons lost their lives on Agbani Road, Enugu during the incident.

The miscreants were also reported to have stormed NOWAS Junction in the Trans- Ekulu Area of Enugu East Local Government, forcing people to run for their lives.

Besides, the gunmen were said to have fired shots in the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Ogbette Main Market area, Naira Triangle, Thinkers Corner, Garki Awkunanaw, among other areas.

Ada Uka, who sells female shoes at Ogbette market said that she could not go to her shop because of the confusion amid the shootings.

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