Biafra: Pandemonium as masked gunmen attack Obollo-Afor traders

By AdvocateNews on 17/01/2022

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Reports reaching The Advocate from Obollo-Afor, the headquarters of Udenu Local Government Area, Enugu State said some masked gunmen enforcing the suspended IPOB sit-at-home order attacked residents and traders in the early hours of Monday.

Eyewitnesses said the gunmen who came into the commercial town on motorcycles were seen beating traders who had opened shop for business. Other residents were seen scampering for safety as the hoodlums chased them down with whips.

 

A tricycle was also burnt by the hoodlums.

It was learnt that members of Udenu Central Neighbourhood Watch took to their heels on sighting the gunmen. A Sienna car belonging to the group was destroyed in the attack.

One of the traders said that he had a close shove with the gunmen and was yet to recover from the incident. 

 

"They had guns, knives and whips with which they dispersed people. They didn’t shoot at anybody. Their faces were covered. I am still shaking from the shock. I thought they would attack me since my shop was open at the time they passed. Later on I heard they were beating some people and asking others to go back home,” the trader said.

 

Another eyewitness said that a military team arrived at the town around 8:30am and is currently patrolling it to ensure that normalcy is restored.

Meanwhile, major roads and streets within Enugu capital city were deserted on Monday as the residents stayed indoors for fear of being attacked by gunmen enforcing the sit-at home order which the IPOB leadership had disclaimed. 

Posted 17/01/2022 2:22:58 PM

 

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