Gunmen reportedly attacked some early morning passengers in Enugu State on Monday March 28.
According to Nigerian Tribune, the passengers may have been trying to beat the observance of the sit-at-home protest before they ran into the gunmen.
It was gathered that the gunmen besieged the New Market area and opened fire on the passengers. An eyewitness told the publication that two people were killed while some have sustained injuries from bullet wounds.
“The gunmen struck around Colliery Hospital, adjacent to Iva Valley Road, near Aria (New Market) Enugu, early this morning. and shot dead some passengers going out for morning business and wounded some,” a witness claimed.
“The police who had arrived after the incident conveyed some of victims with gunshot injuries, including one shot on the stomach with his intestines outside to ESUT Parklane hospital. One other woman has a bullet that pierced through leg.”
However, spokesperson of the State Police Command, ASP Daniel Nduke, confirmed that two persons were injured in a shooting incident but there no death was recorded.
“There was no such fatal attack. Rather, there was a shooting incident at Odegba, along Iva Valley Road, Enugu in the early hours of this morning, by yet-to-be identified armed men, which led to the injury of two persons,” the PPRO stated.
“However, the victims are responding to treatment at the hospital where they were promptly taken to by Police Operatives, who swiftly responded to a distress call on the incident. Meanwhile, investigation has been launched to fish out the fleeing miscreants, please.”