There is currently great tension in Ebonyi state after the destruction of lives and property across the state by hoodlums disguised as #EndSARS protesters. The capital Abakaliki has continued to witness more sporadic shootings in various streets, scaring residents as they scampered for safety.
The latest reports show that another round of shootings continued in various parts of the metropolis on Tuesday around 10 am after the havoc on Monday, causing markets and shop owners to close.
Major areas such as Vanco, Ogoja Road, and Onuebonyi were dangerous areas as they sporadically fired into the air and tear gas sprayed to disperse the hoodlums.
Banks also closed, while police and other security guards were seen stationed at strategic locations.
Tensions escalated on Ebonyi yesterday after an attack on Monday afternoon by suspected hoodlums who threw the state back into the war theater, setting ablaze the Central Police Station, CPS located at Onuebonyi axis the capital city, and destroying valuables.
NdiAsiri has learned that suspected hoodlums set fire to a gas station in the Ikwo local government area in the early morning hours.
As we learned, crises started due to a complaint of the Council’s unshared palliative material to the indigents of the Council, leading to the hostility that has shaken the area and other parts of the state.
Angry protesters were reportedly aggrieved following the palliatives’ non-distribution, as they were seen moving from place to place to express their displeasure.
A reliable source, Federal University employee Alex-Ekwueme Ndufu-Alike Ikwo reported that people were fleeing the University area in panic and trembling as they drove through the door with their cars.
“We received information that Ikwo youth was approaching the institution, so we hurriedly left the university.
“Most of us with cars are now heading towards Abakaliki.
“Only God will save us in this country. Angry young people were seen with cutlasses with their faces covered,” he said.
Remember that the state’s governor introduced a curfew from 8:00 pm to 8:00 am after the crisis that shook the state.