Hundreds of angry youths armed with dangerous weapons and chanting war songs have blocked the Nkpor area of the Onitsha – Enugu expressway following the shooting of a 20 year old man by a member of police patrol team monitoring the COVID 19 stay-at-home order by the Anambra State government.
Motorists using the road were forced to turn back as a trailer was used to block the road.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Haruna Mohammad in a statement, urged road users to find alternative routes.
He said: “Be informed that today, 15/4/2020, rampaging youths suspected to be miscreants in their hundreds holding offensive weapons are presently rioting at Nkpor and New parts general area of Idemili North LGA of Anambra State destroying government properties.
“Police and other law enforcement agencies are working assiduously to restore law and order in the affected areas.“
“Consequently, members of the public who are on essential services during this lockdown period, as well as the general public, are strongly advised to keep off the area in order not to be caught in this chaotic situation.”