Hoodlums allegedly enforcing IPOB sit-at-home set ablaze bus carrying foodstuffs in Enugu

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Hoodlums Monday set ablaze a bus conveying tomatoes, vegetables and foodstuffs to Enugu for allegedly violating the suspended every Monday sit-at-home order.

This came as residents have continued to stay at home, defying even the orders of Indigenous People of Biafra leaders who had severally but unsuccessfully tried to halt the action.

It was gathered that the vehicle, Ford brand, was set ablaze by people believed to be enforcing the erstwhile sit-at-home order at Edem junction, Ibeagwa, Nike, in the Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State around 5:45 am.

The vehicle was reportedly coming from the Ugwogo end of the Opi/Enugu bypass when it was blocked and set fire.

Sympathizers were said to have put a call to the State prompting a quick response by the Ogui Road fire station to the scene.

Enugu did not observe last Monday’s sit-at-home, though there was low traffic, however a shootout was later that day reported at the Garki suburb of Enugu metropolis.

Sources told our correspondent that the shootout that last Monday may have forced residents to retreat and continue with the sit-at-home.

The leadership of the IPOB have severally announced an end to the Monday sit-at-home but some hoodlums have insisted it continue until Nnamdi Kanu is released.

Violent attacks those disobeying the order has forced residents of most part of the South East to continue with the order.

When the State Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe was contacted he could not be reached at the time of filing this report.

The latest attack had brought to four buses conveying goods and foodstuffs that have been burnt with several tricycles allegedly destroyed by hoodlums for allegedly disobeying the sit-at-home order.