Tensions rise in Enugu as unknown gunmen impose a sit-at-home order

On Wednesday, mysterious gunmen traveled throughout different sections of Enugu State to enforce the one week sit-at-home declared by the faction of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, commanded by Simon Ekpa. This caused the residents of Enugu State to be plunged into considerable stress and panic.

According to information obtained by DAILY POST, the assailants fired intermittent shots at various locations, including the New Market axis of the State, Artisan, Emene, New Haven, Abakpa, Agbani Road, and NOWAS.

It is believed that the assailants, who wore masks to hide their identities, traveled in a car described as a Siena as well as on three-wheeled vehicles.

The expression of terror could be seen on the faces of many parents, even those whose children were already enrolled in school.

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While some parents were rushing to collect their children, others were making frantic phone calls to the administration of the school to check that their children were safe.

As of the time that this report is being written, a joint force consisting of members of the Army and the Police is claimed to be giving pursuit to the shooters.

Additionally, a helicopter was reported flying low over significant portions of the state.

All of the financial institutions, other enterprises, and educational institutions that had earlier opened their doors for the day’s operations have suddenly closed their doors.

More details on the situation coming soon…

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