TENSION: Gunmen allegedly kill passengers for disobeying sit-at-home order
Enugu State is reportedly in tension following the alleged killings of some unidentified persons by gunmen suspected to be enforcers of the sit-at-home order.
Reports say the gunmen struck around Colliery Hospital on Monday and opened fire on some passengers going to their respective businesses.
The Vanguard newspaper reported that the attacked people had left their homes early to attend to their businesses when bullets started raining on the bus conveying them.
The number of people killed has not been ascertained as at the time of filling this report, but sources claimed that at least two persons were killed.
However, the spokesman of the state Police command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said no death was recorded in the incident.
He said: “there was a shooting incident at Odegba, along Iva Valley Road, Enugu in the early hours of this morning, by yet-to-be identified armed men, which led to the injury of two persons.
“However, the victims are responding to treatment at the hospital where they were promptly taken to by Police Operatives, who swiftly responded to a distress call on the incident.
“Meanwhile, investigation has been launched to fish out the fleeing miscreants, please.”