There was sporadic gunfire in some parts of Enugu as some unknown gunmen attempted to force the return of the weekly sit-at-home order which was introduced by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The sit-at-home order was introduced in protest of the arrest of the embattled leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu.
Despite its cancellation, the activities of residents of the South East have been affected since the inception of the order.
According to Daily Trust, the gunmen who have not been identified at the time of filing this report drove in an ash-colored Toyota Sienna car, disrupting vehicular movement at Topland, Amechi Road, Mayor Bus-Stop on Agbani Road within Enugu South Local government.
They shot sporadically into the air to disperse road users and setting vehicles on fire at same time.
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 everywhere. 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.”
According to unconfirmed report, 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.