BREAKING: Unknown Gunmen Hit Ebonyi Over Buhari’s Visit
Some unknown gunmen suspected to be enforcing a two-day sit-at-home in the south east have launched a fresh attack in Ebebe Junction, Abakaliki metropolitis, Ebonyi state on Friday.
The unidentified gunmen said they are enforcing the sit-at-home declared in protest of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state.
According to reports, the attackers who struck the area on Friday morning, set a vehicle ablaze while a motorcycle operator escaped death by whiskers.
Mr Anayo Chukwuemeka, a resident of the area who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that the attackers fired several gunshots that got residents panicking and scampering for safety.
“It happened in a flash. But, when the gunshots died down and we came out, we saw that vehicle has been burnt.
“The driver of vehicle who managed to escape told us that the gunmen said they are enforcing the sit-at-home declared in protest of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Ebonyi.
“A motorcycle operator who escaped the attackers gunshots told us that they fired at him but he miraculously dodged the bullets.” Chukwuemeka said.
Also, Mr Simon Onwe, a shop owner in the area told NAN that the attackers came in a vehicle without number plate shooting sporadically in the air and immediately fled.