Fear gripped Aba residents as the insecurity wind blowing around the country unchallenged brought its destructive move as gunshots brought all activities to a a halt in the ever busy commercial city for hours.
The sporadic gunshots were heard around Bata junction in Aba Area Command of the Nigeria Police Station and other parts of the city.
Though reasons for the gunshots were yet to be ascertained, it was however gathered personnel of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) office of the Commissioner of Police, attached on reinforcement smashed and destroyed cars belong to private and commercial transport companies and owners.
Our correspondent gathered not less than 15 vehicles were smashed by the CP SWAT Squad.
At the popular Aba General Motor Park located at Milverton, security operatives reportedly forced people to hold their hands in the air while passing through the area.
Shops at popular phone market at St. Michael’s road, including Hospital and Jubilee roads were forced to close for business.
Cars were also barred from accessing the roads leading to the Aba Area Command as the police authorities, using improvised metals, mounted road blocks on the road.
The roads leading to the Aba Correctional facility (located close to Aba Area Command) was closed to traffic in a proactive measure to forestall any attack on the facility.
A resident of Jubilee road told our correspondent some operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, numbering five, asked them to close their shops to avoid being caught in the web of any possible unrest.
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