Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
Motorists and commuters plying the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, Saturday, had sad experiences following an alleged clash between unknown gunmen and security operatives.
The situation led to the blockage of the dual carriage way at Limca Junction Okigwe, resulting into diversion of traffic into local routes.
Motorists had to detour from the expressway and meandered through Ogii and other adjoining communities before connecting the expressway again via Okigwe main town.
The town itself was virtually deserted as residents scampered to safety.
Shops and markets in the town were forced to close as everyone fled to stay out of trouble.
The situation was very chaotic as both residents and travelers en route Okigwe town were seen in panic mode.
It was not yet clear what led to the alleged clash between unknown gunmen and security operatives but there was a heavy presence of the military on the Okigwe area of the expressway.