Gunmen enforcing the sit-at-home order in Enugu have reportedly burned down a police patrol van in the New Market area on Saturday morning. Recall that unknown gunmen have been on a rampage in the southeastern part of the country, where they killed the elder brother of Osita Iheme, AKA Pawpaw, a Nollywood actor.
A few days ago, Simon Ekpa, a disciple of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), enforced a five-day sit-at-home order, which was shunned by many residents.
An eyewitness identified as Mike Ezeh narrated to Sahara Reporters how the incident happened. In his words, Mike Ezeh said, “I saw a group of boys around 6 a.m. this morning shouting at traders coming to the market to go home.” They were shouting, “Don’t you know there’s sit-at-home?” and “Why are you disobeying it?”
Further speaking, he said that the group of boys engaged some policemen in a shootout and burned their patrol van after the gun duel.
As of the date of filing this report, no casualties had been recorded yet, as the police had yet to give an official statement on the attack.