By Martin Nwoko
In line with the stay at home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in protest to the extradition and detention of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu , some unidentified gunmen in the early hours of yesterday set ablaze 5 vehicles which includes 3 buses, one Toyota Sienna and one Toyota Highlander at Nkwogwu in Aboh Mbaise LGA of Imo State over failure of the drivers to observe the sit at home order.
The incident also left one dead who was burnt beyond recognition by the gunmen inside one of the buses. Narrating the incident to our reporter, an eye witness to the incident, Mr. Nwachukwu Uhuegbu who lives around the area disclosed that they started hearing gun shots within the area around 4:30 am which instilled fear in them.
Speaking further, Mr Nwachukwu hinted that the burnt buses were said to have returned from Lagos and were heading to Ahiara junction and Umuahia, the Abia State capital to drop their passengers before the ran into the gunmen and on seeing them they drivers made attempt to reverse their vehicles in order to run away but luck ran out of them.
The eye witness revealed that the attackers opened fire on the vehicles and shot at fuel tanks of the vehicles which ignited fire and raised down the vehicles to ashes.
He opined that they now live in fear not knowing if they attackers will launch any other attack following the sit at home order which is said to take place every Monday. Mr. Nwachukwu thereby called on government to live to its responsibilities by protecting them from further attacks.
However, it was gathered that military men visited the area some hours after the gunmen have left the scene of the attack and later left.