Gunmen are said to have slain a driver and set fire to his sienna bus in Enugu State’s Holy Ghost neighborhood.
Early morning businesses were reportedly disrupted, and those who came out to board vehicles to travel to other areas of the country were frightened away by the gunmen.
The event, which occurred early Monday morning, was rumored to be linked to the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, members’ weekly sit-at-home protest over their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s, continuing detention.
According to PUNCH, the event occurred at 6 a.m., according to a member of the neighborhood watch who requested anonymity.
“As I speak to you, the Holy Ghost, Main Market, and Old Park neighborhoods are deserted. The assailants set fire to a bus in Vienna, and I later learned that the driver was killed. The chairman of the Enugu North local government informed us of the event this morning and directed that all of us – local security officers such as neighborhood watch and forest guard personnel – come out,” he added.
At the time of reporting this story, the State Police spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, could not be reached for comment on the event.
More information will be provided later…