Sit-At-Home: Two Shot Dead As Gunmen Attack Police Checkpoint In Ebonyi

File photograph of the so-called unknown gunmen ravaging the Southeast

By NewsBits

Two persons were reportedly shot dead on Monday night when gunmen attacked a police check-point near Presco Junction, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital. Ebony Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Chris Anyanwu, who confirmed the attack said one mobile policeman and one of the Gunmen were killed.

A shootout between the rampaging gunmen who operated on a motorcycle was reported during the attack which happened at about 7:pm on Monday. Identity of the deceased policeman wasn’t yet clear as at the time of this report, but our source said he hails from Akwa Ibom.

NewsBits recalls that Monday sit-at-home is still observed in some states in the Southeast zone of Nigeria, mostly Anambra, Enugu, and Abia, States.

Owerri the Imo State capital and Abakaliki the capital of Ebonyi State have not been observing the sit-at-home which is being spearheaded by unidentified miscreants, long after the IPOB had repeatedly announced its end.

But, while the two state capitals no longer observe the sit-at-home, the other parts of the states still show minor compliance. However, the sit-at-home, is becoming less effective across the Southeast. Unlike when it started, movements are now noticed across the States.

Apart from Abakaliki, and Owerri banks, schools, and markets have maintained strict compliance to the order.

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