A number of unidentified hoodlums have caused panic in Enugu State by attacking and setting a vehicle ablaze on Monday.
The Nation reported that the vehicle conveying vegetables, tomatoes and other perishable foodstuffs was razed at Edem Junction, Ibeagwa, Nike in Enugu East Local Government Area.
Confirming the report, a senior police officer said the perpetrators were only trying to instill fears in the minds of the people, who had stopped obeying the sit-at-home order of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra.
The attack on the vehicle coming from the Ugwogo end of the Opi/Enugu bypass comes despite the cancellation of the exercise in the state.
Men of the State Fire Service attached to the Ogui Road fire service station were said to have swiftly moved to the scene after calls by residents.
“What you saw this morning is an evil effort by some hoodlums who are attempting to frighten law-abiding citizens and force them to continue to stay at home.
“I can assure you that the police will apprehend those behind this dastardly act. But one thing I will tell our peaceful people is not to succumb to this of psychological warfare against them by people who want to submit them”, the police source said.
However, the spokesman for the state police command, Daniel Ndukwe, could not be reached for comments.