The security situation in the Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State appears to be worsening as gunmen have issued a 10-day sit-at-home to mourn in the entire council area.
9News Nigeria gathered that the sit-at-home was to mourn their colleagues killed by security agents in the council area.
In a warning issued by the gunmen, they ordered all residents of the area to desist from going to a popular market, “Eke Ozzi” at Ogrute, the headquarters of the council area, or face the wrath of the dreaded group which has been wreaking havoc in the council area. The declaration was gathered has sent residents into a panic.
The hoodlums were said to have started seizing motorcycles with Nigerian Number Plates and also warned school authorities in the council area to dismantle all Nigerian flags hoisted at all secondary and primary schools in the local government. They equally ordered schools to use any uniform which has “green and white” colors on it to change to other colors or face the wrath of the dreaded group.
A resident of the local government area who pleaded for anonymity told SaharaReporters that people are being killed almost daily in the council area.
He said that the recent sit-at-home order came on the heels of the renewed onslaught on their members by operatives of Ebubeagu and Nigerian soldiers which resulted in burning some residential houses of some of their leaders at Imufu, Umuagama and Aguibeje communities in the local government area.