Matters Arising learnt that, a trailer and provision shop was set ablaze by men suspended to IPOB members enforcing the sit-at-home order declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Thursday.
Recall that Thursday sit-at-home was declared in all parts of South East by IPOB in solidarity with their leader, Nnamdi Kanu who was arraigned in court today.
Journalists101 reported that a trailer carrying container was set ablaze at Eke-Obinagu suburb along Enugu Abakaliki Expressway in Enugu East Council Area of the state.
It was gathered that the truck which was said to be heading to Abakaliki was attacked and set ablaze around 3: 30am. However, the drive was said to have also escaped unhurt.
Also, a shop at Eke Obinagu, said to be stocked with provisions was totally razed down to ashes while the truck said to belong to CHISCO Company was burnt to the engine. Although, the container is intact.
It was observed that over 10 security operatives led by the police had been stationed in the scene to ensure that the goods in the container weren’t looted.
Meanwhile roads and streets in the state were deserted as residents observed the sit-at-home order.
Our correspondent who monitored the compliance in Emene and Abakaliki road reports that both business and social activities were grounded.
Only few people were seen trekking on the roads. Shops, malls, petrol stations, banks and markets were shut down.
The police public relations officer in Enugu State, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the attack, saying that the command has commenced investigation.
“Investigation has commenced to unravel the misery behind the burning of the head part of a Mack truck, found to be conveying some quantity of diesel concealed in a container, and a nearby kiosk said to be used for hanging out, along Enugu/Abakaliki Road, Eke-Obinagu Emene, Enugu, in the early morning hours of today, 21/10/2021.