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Sit-at-Home: Gunmen raze cement truck in Enugu

The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen suspected to be enforcing the sit-at-home order, on Monday, razed a Dangote’s truck fully loaded with cement at Beach Junction, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State.

Residents of the area who pleaded for anonymity told newsmen that the incident happened at about 5:30 AM when most people were still in bed.

Though, no life was lost in the incident, newsmen equally gathered that the gunmen beat up the driver thoroughly before allowing him to go.

“I was alerted by the screaming of someone who I later understood to be the driver of the truck. The next thing I saw was huge smoke emanating from the razed truck,” a source told newsmen in confidence.

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At the scene of the incident, newsmen observed that the tank region of the truck was still in flames, though sympathisers have doused the fire to prevent it from consuming the cement estimated to be over millions of naira.

Newsmen equally observed that sympathisers who gathered at the scene of the incident were upset when a team of police personnel patrolling the area whisked away a young man for recording the video of the burning truck with his phone.

However, suspecting that the crowd of sympathisers were surging towards the direction of their van to rescue the young man, the police personnel zoomed off the scene with their prey.

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At press time, all efforts to get the reaction of the spokesperson of Enugu State Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, proved abortive.

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