Gunmen block Amansea road to enforce sit-at-home as police kill two in Umunze

Gunmen numbering about seven and wearing hoods on Monday mounted guard at Amansea, a border town between Anambra and Enugu State to enforce the compliance of the Monday sit at home order.

A man, Mr Ekene, who drove his sick mother from Oji River to Awka to meet a doctor’s appointment told this reporter that he was saved by the sight of his mother, who was lying in the back seat.

“About seven of them were on the road but when I told them I was taking my sick mother to the hospital, they let me drive by,” the man said.

Meanwhile, two persons said to be enforcing compliance to the Monday sit at home were yesterday gunned down by police operatives.

The Anambra State Command through its spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga said, “Operatives on crime prevention patrol in the early hours of today 16/5/2022 along Umunze, road, Orumba South LGA, engaged arm bearing gunmen allegedly enforcing sit-at-home in Anambra State.

“The Operatives neutralized two of the miscreants and recovered a white Toyota Hiace Bus with no registration number.”

Ikenga further said the miscreants were obstructing the movement of innocent road users going for their businesses when they were accosted by the operatives.

“The hoodlums forcefully collect motorbikes and tricycles, chase away the passengers and then set the motorcycle or tricycle ablaze.

“The Command operatives have intensified patrol within the state and the situation is being monitored, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu said.

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