Gunmen, suspected to be enforcing a two-day sit-at-home allegedly declared by a yet-to-be-identified dissident group in the South-East geopolitical zone, attacked the Ebebe Junction in the Abakaliki metropolis, Ebonyi State, on Friday.

Investigations revealed that the attackers, who struck the area at about 6:20 a.m, on Friday, set a vehicle ablaze while a motorcycle operator escaped death by the hoodlums.

A resident of the area, Anayo Chukwuemeka, said 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 a vehicle had been burnt beyond recognition.

The driver of the vehicle who managed to escape said 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 also escaped the attackers’ gunshots revealed that they fired at him but he miraculously dodged the bullets,” he said.

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