By Amarachi R Okechukwu

Many were shot and wounded Wednesday morning, when unknown gunmen suspected to be enforcers of the five-day sit-at-home stormed Nwakpu market in Ndiufu Alike Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

The rampaging hoodlums also set ablaze vehicles and motorcycles of people at the market for allegedly defying the purported sit-at-home order.

According to eye witness, the assailants were shooting indiscriminately at people as everybody ran at different directions in the ensuing pandemonium.

One of the victims simply identified as Henry, said his vehicle was among the ones burnt by the unknown gunmen.

He said that he was also shot in the leg and cut on the head with an axe by the assailants who left him in the pool of his blood.

When the information about the attack at the market,got to the police they stormed the market, and on sighting the security agencies, the hoodlums fled.

“We gave them a hot pursuit but they escaped on motorcycle through narrow paths to the bush”, police said.

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