* As they Shoot sporadically
* Residents Scamper for Safety
Hoodlums in guise of endsars protesters who had earlier invaded Abakaliki on Monday 26th October, 2020 have continued to unleash terror on residents by shooting sporadically, causing residents to scamper for safety.
Tension has heightened in the state following the destruction of lives and properties across the state by the hoodlums, as the capital city, Abakaliki has continued to witness more sporadic shooting across different streets, putting residents into great fear as they scampered for safety.
Around 10am Tuesday, 27th October, 2020 after the havoc wrecked on Monday where the hoodlums attacked and razed down the Central Police Station (CPS), another round of shooting in different parts of the metropolis had continued, causing markets to close and shop owners closed their shops and ran for safety.
Major areas like Vanco, Ogoja road and Onuebonyi were danger zones, as guns were shot sporadically in the air and teargas thrown to disperse hoodlums.
Banks closed down to their customers while Police and other security agents were seen positioned in some strategic points to disperse hoodlums
On Monday afternoon, suspected hoodlums again threw the state into confusion, when they invaded and set ablaze CPS located at Onuebonyi axis of the capital city and destroyed valuables.
The Voice gathered that the suspected hoodlums at early hours of today, Tuesday burnt down a filling station in Ikwo local government area of the state.
We gathered that the commotion is unconnected to the allegation of unshared palliative by the Council to the indigents of the Council, leading to hostility that rocked the area and other parts of the state.
The angry protesters were said to have been aggrieved following non-distribution of the palliative as they were seen moving from one location to the other to register their displeasure.
Reliable source, a staff of the Alex-Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (AE-FUNAI) informed us that people scampered for safety out of the University, panicking and trembling as those with cars hastily zoomed off through the University’s gate for fear of being attacked by the angry hoodlums.
“When we got the information that Ikwo youth were coming towards the Institution so, we hurriedly left the University.”
“We were in the hall preparing for a training when the information came. While we were there in the Hall, somebody said we should leave and we ran for our lives.”
“Most of us with cars moved in a convoy towards Abakaliki. We met two road blocks.”
“Only God will save us in this country. The angry youth were seen with cutlasses having their faces covered”, the source told us
Recall, that the state governor imposed curfew in the state from 8:00pm to 8:00am following the crisis that is rocking the state.
Governor Umahi had on Sunday night during press briefing assured Ebonyians that there would be no more cause to panic in the state, adding that he had directed the boys to secure the area.