Some hoodlums on Monday set ablaze a bus conveying tomatoes, vegetables and other foodstuffs to Enugu for allegedly violating Mondays' sit-at-home order in the South East Region, which has since been abolished by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). 

The incident occurred at Edem junction, Ibeagwa, Nike, in the Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State around 5:45 am as the people believed to be enforcing the erstwhile sit-at-home order set ablaze a vehicle, Ford brand.

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The vehicle was reportedly coming from the Ugwogo end of the Opi/Enugu bypass when it was blocked and set on fire, Punch reports. 

Sympathisers were said to have called the State Fire Service, prompting a quick response by the Ogui Road fire service station.

Enugu did not observe sit-at-home last Monday, though there was low traffic. However, a shootout was reported later that day at the Garki suburb of Enugu metropolis.

Sources disclosed that the shootout may have compelled residents to observe the sit-at-home today.

The leadership of the IPOB has said several times that the sit-at-home order will only be implemented on days their leader, Nnamdi Kanu is to appear in court. 

Violent attacks on those disobeying the order have forced residents of most parts of the South-East to continue to stay indoors on Mondays, even though IPOB has urged them to go out on Mondays.

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