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Gunmen Enforce Sit-At-Home Orders, Burn Tricycles And Beat Commuters In Nsukka
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Gunmen Enforce Sit-At-Home Orders, Burn Tricycles And Beat Commuters In Nsukka 

According to a witness who requested anonymity, the event occurred at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday when some gunmen on motorbikes wearing face masks halted the cycles.

By Omotayo Olutekunbi

On Thursday, gunmen suspected of implementing a sit-at-home order issued by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) set fire to a motorbike and a tricycle near the Nsukka Building Material Market on Umakashi Road.

According to a witness who requested anonymity, the event occurred at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday when some gunmen on motorbikes wearing face masks halted the cycles.

They allegedly beat up the occupants on the motorbike and tricycle before setting them on fire, according to him.

“After setting the tricycle and motorcycle ablaze, they waited for about 10 minutes before they zoomed off, shooting in the air, ” he said.

Because word of the tragedy had spread across Nsukka town and environs, numerous stores, business centres, auto parks, banks, marketplaces, and private and public schools did not open on Thursday, according to NAN.

The incidence was verified by Charles lkema, the Acting Chairman of the Nsukka Building Material Market Association, when called.

Following the early morning event, Mr Ikema claimed he raced to the market and ordered its closure.

“I did not witness the burning of motorcycle and tricycle by people suspected to be enforcing sit-at-home order but l saw the tricycle and motorcycle set ablaze by the hoodlums.
“I ordered the closure of the market to ensure security of lives and property,”he said.

When called, Daniel Ndukwe, the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), claimed the State Police Command had not received a formal complaint of the event.

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had already cancelled the scheduled Thursday sit-at-home order in the South East owing to the court’s decision to move Nnamdi Kanu’s case from May 26 to June 28.

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