The security situation in Enugu State has entered an unprecedented dangerous stage.
Gunmen have declared a 10-day sit-at-home order in the Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of the State.
They have warned anybody to dare breach their order, or try to stop them.
The hoodlums did not stop at that. They warned Primary and Secondary Schools to remove the Nigerian flag hoisted on their premises. They equally ordered those whose school uniforms have any green and white colours to discard such uniforms immediately.
The gunmen also declared a popular market Eke Ozzi, in Ogrute, the Headquarters of Local Government, a no- go area and warned of dire consequences if anybody dared.
Their actions, they said, are a consequence of the killing of one of their members. They confiscated a good number of motorcycles from their owners.
The situation has put the people in a terrible state. Not only are they afraid for their lives, they also fear that hunger would deal them a devastating blow.
At the time of filing this story, there has been no reaction from either the State Government or the State Police Command.
Nobody has, so far, identified which group the gunmen belong to.