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Hoodlums set vehicle ablaze in Enugu over sit-at-home

SUSPECTED hoodlums on Monday, in Enugu State, while allegedly enforcing a Sit-At-Home order, have set ablaze a vehicle conveying vegetables, tomatoes and other perishable foodstuff.

The incident, occured happened at Edem Junction, Ibeagwa, Nike in Enugu East Local Government Area l.

The vehicle was said to be coming from the Ugwogo end of the Opi/Enugu bypass when it was intercepted and set on fire.

Sympathizers were said to have put a call to the State Fire Service prompting a quick response by the Ogui Road fire service station to the scene.

Though, the Spokesman of the state police command, Daniel Ndukwe, could not be reached for comments, a senior Police officer, who confirmed the incident, said the perpetrators were only trying to instil fears in the minds of the people, who had stopped obeying the sit-at-home.

“What you saw this morning is an evil effort by some hoodlums who are attempting to frighten law abiding citizens and force them to continue to stay at home.

“I can assure you that the police will apprehend those behind this dastardly act. But one thing I will tell our peaceful people is not to succumb to this of psychological warfare against them by people who want to submit them”, the police source said.

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), had announced compulsory sit-At-Home order across the Eastern part of Nigeria while some suspected hoodlums have taken laws into their hands to enforce this.

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