CITIZENS COMPASS – THERE was panic in Enugu State on Wednesday, as unknown gunmen moved across the State to enforce the one week sit-at-home order declared by the Simon Ekpa led faction of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
They shot sporadically at the New Market axis of the State, Artisan, Emene, New Haven, Abakpa, Agbani Road and NOWAS.
The gunmen, who had their faces covered with masks, were reported to have operated in a Siena vehicle, as well as tricycles.
Many parents, whose children were already in school, were seen in panic mode.
While some rushed to pick their kids, others were making frantic calls to the school management to ensure their children’s safety.
Videos of the gunmen who were dressed in Red robes were seen on social media as they enforced the sit-at-home.
The gunmen were seen in a school harassing some students who laid on the ground panicking.
In one of the videos, the gunmen were seen setting fire on a tricycle whose owner was waiting to pick passengers.
As of the time of filing this report, a combined team of the Army and the Police are said to be on chase of the gunmen.
A helicopter was also seen hovering around major parts of the State.
All the banks, other businesses and schools who earlier opened for the day’s activities have abruptly shut down.