Monday night turned red as gunmen killed two soldiers at a military checkpoint located at the Timber Junction area in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi state.
It was gathered from a top secured anonymous source that the incident took place at around 9 pm.
The gunmen also carted away the riffles of the two dead soldiers,
Another source in the community revealed that the said gunmen arrived at the checkpoint in a white bus and as the military men stopped them for an examination, they opened fire on them.
The bloody situation threw the two busy towns of Amasiri and Afikpo into panic, as residents, especially petty traders hurriedly packed their goods and went home.
It’s a very sad situation here. They said it was people suspected to be gunmen, who came to the checkpoint at Timber Shade (boundary Ehugbo and Amasiri) in the white bus.
As usual, it appeared the military was checking them and all of a sudden, they opened fire on them. Two of the military men, a man and woman, died. Others ran away.
The area is as quiet as the graveyard. These bordering villages used to be very busy and people here are farmers and traders.
But the moment that happened, people started going home. Nobody is seen outside as I speak to you. Every place is calm. There is fear here now. My brother, the world is about to end,” the source said.
However, within the past one week, there have been deadly attacks on police facilities in Enugu and Anambra states.
The Eastern Security Network (ESN), which is the security arm of the separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) is suspected to be behind the attacks.
But the outlawed group goes on with the denial of involvement in the attacks.