A vehicle conveying tomatoes and other perishable vegetables was on Monday set ablaze by unknown individuals suspected to be enforcing IPOB’s sit-at-home order in Enugu.
The incident which happened at Edem junction, Ibeagwa Nike, Enugu East Local Government Area, involved a Ford vehicle suspected to be coming from the Northern part of the country.
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.
It was observed that commercial activities continued to be affected despite IPOB’s suspension of the order. Major markets in Enugu, including Ogbete and Abakpa markets remained scanty while banks and petrol stations were shut.
The leadership of the IPOB have severally announced an end to the Monday sit-at-home but some hoodlums have insisted it must continue until Nnamdi Kanu is released. This has resulted in violent attacks on soft targets especially commercial vehicles.
Kill Two APC, APGA campaigners in Anambra
Meanwhile ,Gunmen have gone on rampage on two locations in Anambra State, killing two persons and inflicting injuries on many at APC rally, and setting ablaze a car belonging to a leader of Professor Chukwuma Soludo group.
While the attack on APC took place during the party’s rally at Uruagu, Nnewi, the attack on the leader of one of Soludo Support Groups, Dr. Nelson Omenugha took place at Nnobi in Idemili South local government area of the state.
It was gathered that one APC member, whose identity could not be immediately ascertained was killed in the attack with scores wounded, while the attack on the APGA chieftain took place in his hometown, Nnobi.
Although the police were yet to react to the two incidents, the state publicity secretary of APC, Mr. Okelo Madukaife confirmed the attack.
He said: “The attack led to the cold death of our committed party official and the hospitalisation of many others.
“Our party regrets the invasion of our office and attack of members who were gathered for a meeting in Uruagu Ward 3, Nnewi by persons yet to be identified.
“We regret the loss and regard it as one violence too many in an Anambra State that ought to be the safest state in Nigeria if official claims were anything to go by.
“We speak for the mood in our dear state where similar attacks took place at Afor Nnobi Junction, on the same day killing men of the Vigilante in Alor, Idemili South in transit and call for a total halt.
“Our party commiserates with the family of the deceased who will be identified in the near future and assure that their loss is our loss and Anambra State loss, but that their son shall not die in vain.
“We acknowledge security in Anambra State as an area that requires serious intervention”.
On the attack on Omenugha, who is a staunch campaigner of Prof Soludo for Governor, it was gathered that the attackers set his car ablaze, while he escaped to safety.