Unknown Gunmen in self recorded videos on Monday showed destruction activities carried out by them at Ezzangbo junction and a market dedicated for the sales of donkey meat mainly known as Nkwo Jaki in the Ohaukwu Local government area of Ebonyi state.
Unknown Gunmen in the videos said they were enforcing the usual Monday sit-at-home which started on August 9, 2021 after the federal government of Nigeria failed to bring to court the rearrested leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Nnamdi Kanu was brought to Nigeria from Kenya by the Nigeria security operatives and was expected for the first time after the rearrest to appear in court on Monday August 9, 2021.
The failure of the then President Muhammad Buhari led Nigeria government to bring the IPOB leader to court sparked protest. Since then, Southeastern states have been observing the first working day of the week as sit-at-home as a way of protest for the unconditional release of the detained IPOB leader.
Unknown gunmen in the self recorded videos could be seen burning vehicles, shops, motorcycles at the Sam Egwu flyover in the Ezzangbo junction which is almost part of Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital early hours of Monday morning.
The unknown gunmen could be seen boasting in the video that they spent a longer time at the scene of crime destroying people’s properties but the Nigeria security operatives were no where around to challenge them.
The unknown gunmen thereafter moved to Nkwo Jaki, a market in Ezzangbo community where donkey meat are mainly sold. The attackers set ablaze numbers of motorcycles, tricycles and shops.
In the video, the unknown gunmen spared the life of a man who appeared helpless while sitting on the ground, after he was pushed off from motorcycle. He was asked to shift away from the motorcycles before they were set on fire.