In the early morning of Monday, unknown gunmen invaded a filling station located at Orba along the Obollo-Afor–Ninth Mile expressway in Enugu State.
The filling station, named Nimark Ltd., is located about 100 meters from the country home of Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
A source told the reporters, “They smashed the meters of the filling station and forced people around the area to scamper for safety. The unknown gunmen came in a car.
“They warned the operators to respect the Biafran. They told them that aside from today being sit-at-home, May 30 is also known as the Biafran Day.”
Another witness said, “After the attack, they snatched a motorcycle from an okada man. They later headed towards Enugu.”
Our correspondent reports that the spot of the incident is not far from the police area command in the LGA, as well as the Nigeria Police Division, Orba.
The Indigenous People of Biafra originally orders sit-at-home last year August to emphasize the release of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is facing trial over alleged running a proscribed group, treason, and jumping bail.
IPOB had since canceled it, but the order is still being complied with following increased attacks, killings, and destruction of property on Mondays in most South-East states. IPOB had since denied being responsible for the attacks.