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Gunmen Attack Market, Burn Police Vehicle In S/East State

Gunmen enforce sit-at-home attacks market and burnt down police vehicle in Enugu State. 


Gunmen, on Saturday, attacked and burnt a police patrol vehicle in the New Market area in Enugu State.

Also: JUST IN: Kanu Releases Statement On Sit-At-Home Order In S/East


Newsonline gathered that the gunmen staged the attack to enforce a purported five-day sit-at-home order in the state.

It was gathered that the hoodlums who were numbering over 10 had stormed the New Market area as early as 6 am probably to shut down the market but met some policemen on the ground and hence attacked them.

They were reported to have engaged the policemen deployed to the market in a gun duel and eventually succeeded in setting ablaze their patrol vehicle.

The shooting forced traders who had arrived in the market for their daily business to scamper for safety, leaving their goods behind, a trader told SaharaReporters.


An eyewitness, Mike Ezeh said, “I saw a group of boys around 6 am this morning shouting on traders coming to market to go home. They were shouting; don’t you know there’s sit-at-home? Why are you disobeying it?

“Shortly, I saw a police patrol vehicle coming, and immediately, they engaged them in the shootout. I left my goods and ran to safety. After the shooting stopped I came out and saw they had set ablaze the police patrol vehicle in front of the Colliery hospital,” Ezeh said.

No casualty has been reported at the time of this report just as the police are yet to make a statement on the incident.

Efforts to speak with the state police public relations officer DSP Daniel Ndukwe were unsuccessful as he could not answer his calls.

A police source confirmed the attack and said that no life was lost, but he didn’t provide further details, SaharaReporters reports.


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