Sit-At-Home: Gunmen Bomb Imo Market, Injure Traders, Set Vehicles Ablaze

By Damilare Adeleye

Gunmen suspected to be enforcing suspended sit-at-home order have reportedly bombed the Izombe market in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.

The incident which occurred on Monday, have caused uneasy calm as the traders and customers in the market scampered for safety.

A source told newsmen that the gunmen had stormed the market, warning the traders of the implications of coming out on Monday for their business transactions.

When angered by their defiance, the hoodlums set two vehicles ablaze in the market which caused serious pandemonium before bombing the market.

According the source, everybody in the market sensing danger scampered for safety, while many attempting to escape danger got wounded in the process.

Amidst of the commotion, traders in the market seeking safety got wounded while struggling for survival.

“They came and threw a locally made bomb inside the market, everybody started running for safety. They poured fuel on two vehicles and everywhere was in flame."