Residents of Enugu State were thrown into serious tension and fear on Wednesday as unknown gunmen moved round many parts of the State to enforce the one week sit-at-home declared by the Simon Ekpa led faction of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
It was learnt that the gunmen shot sporadically at the New Market axis of the State, Artisan, Emene, New Haven, Abakpa, Agbani Road and NOWAS.
The gunmen, who had their faces covered with masks, were reported to have operated in a Siena vehicle, as well as tricycles.
Many parents, whose children were already in school, were seen in panic mode.
While some rushed to pick their kids, others were making frantic calls to the school management to ensure their children’s safety.
As of the time of filing this report, a combined team of the Army and the Police are said to be on chase of the gunmen.
A helicopter was also seen hovering around major parts of the State.
All the banks, other businesses and schools who earlier opened for the day’s activities have abruptly shut down.