Unknown gunmen this morning set one vehicle and a motorcycle ablaze at Ebebe Junction, opposite Pa-Ngele Oruta township stadium, Abakaliki.
According to a close source,the unknown gunmen intercepted the vehicle and a motorcycle and chased the occupants away and set them ablaze.
The unidentified gunmen suspected to be enforcing a two-day sit-at-home allegedly declared by yet to be identified group in South-East carried out attack at Ebebe Junction opposite Pa-Ngele Oluta township stadium.
It was gathered that the attackers struck the area at around 6:20 a.m on Friday morning and set a vehicle ablaze while the motorcycle operator narrowly escaped being killed.
A resident of the area who wouldn’t want his name on print said that the gunmen shot several gunshots to incite fear on the residents.
“I was still inside my shop because I slept there; I heard the gunshots but I discovered later that they left a vehicle burnt beyond recognition while a motorcycle operator told us that he narrowly escaped their bullets.
“It’s so unfortunate that we witnessed such an ugly incident in this area that is usually very peaceful and spralling with business activities especially at evening periods,” he said.
Presently,a team of Police men and the Ebubeagu Security Outfit, has condoned off the area.
Confirming the incident,Mrs.Loveth Odah, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ebonyi command when contacted for reaction over the incident said that she was yet to get the details of the attack.
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“I’m just getting the information from you; I’m not aware of the attack,” Odah said.