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Gunmen enforcing sit-at-home kill one person, set vehicles ablaze

Gunmen enforcing sit-at-home kill one person, set vehicles ablaze

One person has been killed by gunmen enforcing the illegal sit-at-home order in Enugu State.

During the incident, which happened on Monday morning at Liberty Bus stop, Abakpa in Enugu East Local Government Area of the state, the gunmen reportedly razed two Siena vehicles and five tricycles popularly known as Keke.

The gunmen were said to have stormed the Liberty Bus Stop in Abakpa around 5:30am and shot consistently into the air before setting ablaze two commercial Sienna vehicles, loading for Nsukka.

They were also said to have burnt Keke loading for various locations at that point.

They were also at the popular T-Junction where they were said to have burnt an elderly man inside his vehicle.

The assailants were said to have attempted to force the elderly man out of his car before incinerating him inside the car.

According to The Nation,
An eyewitness explained that: “They stopped the man and commanded him to stop out of the car, the man resisted and that made the gunmen opened the fuel door, shot into the tank making the car to go up in flames with the man inside.”

The spokesman of the state police command, Daniel Ndukwe (DSP) could not be reached for reactions as of the time of filing this report.

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