Gunmen on Friday morning burnt one vehicle and a motorcycle at Ebebe Junction in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi State.
According to sources,the gunmen intercepted the vehicle and motorcycle as well as chased the owners before burning them.
The unidentified gunmen suspected to be enforcing a two-day sit-at-home allegedly declared by dissident groups in South-East carried out the attack around 6:20 am on Friday.
The motorcycle operator was said to have narrowly escaped being killed.
A resident of the area, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the gunmen fired several gunshots to incite fear on the residents.
“I was still inside my shop because I slept there; I heard the gunshots but I discovered later that they left a vehicle burnt beyond recognition while a motorcycle operator told us that he narrowly escaped their bullets.
“It’s so unfortunate that we witnessed such an ugly incident in this area that is usually very peaceful and sprawling with business activities especially at evening periods,” he said.
A team of Police men and the Ebubeagu Security Outfit later arrived and condoned off the area.
Ebonyi Police spokesperson, Loveth Odah, said she was not aware of the incident.
“I’m just getting the information from you; I’m not aware of the attack,” Odah said.
The attack came as President Muhammadu Buhari is in the state on a two-day working visit.