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Sit-At-Home: Enforcers Burn Down Popular Imo State Market.



Sit-At-Home: Enforcers Burn Down Popular Imo State Market.

Hoodlums allegedly enforcing the one-week sit-at-home order in Imo State, South East Nigeria, have attacked the famous Orie Amaraku market in Isiala Mbano Local Government Council Area.

In a viral video, the hoodlum’s burnt commercial tricycles and cars, shot sporadically in the air at the market square, located along Owerri Okigwe road.

The incident, our correspondent gathered on Saturday morning, occurred on Friday night.

The development left hundreds of shops in ruins as several million naira worth of goods were destroyed in the market.

The unidentified gunmen, in a short viral video seen by SaharaReporters, were captured burning and attacking traders in the market and commercial vehicles of residents who refused to obey the “sit-at-home” order.


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Sit-at-home: Gunmen attack traders and raze vehicles in Imo.

In the viral video, a voice was overheard saying, “If you come to market tomorrow, anything you see take. The unknown gunmen have written to the monarch concerning the sit-at-home order. It is happening live, it is happening live in the Amaraku market.

“The unknown gunmen came this night and were shouting ‘Amaraku no de hear word, Amaraku no de hear word’ that’s what they were shouting. They brought all passengers down and burned the taxi to ashes. They came this night.

“Even the soldiers in the Area are nowhere to be found. Everybody has run away. The owners of the vehicles have been crying, but there is nothing they can do.

“Tomorrow is the daily market day of Orie Amaraku; the unknown gunmen attacked the market today, telling traders not to come out tomorrow. It happened live in Amaraku.”

Attempts to speak with the Imo State Police Command proved abortive as the Command’s spokesperson, ASP Henry Okoye, could not be reached by telephone as of the time of filing this report.

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