Four Killed In Anambra As Police Intensify Patrol

Mary Ugwuanyi

Yet-to-be-identified gunmen killed at least four persons on Nzomiwu Street in Eziani community, Ihiala Local Government of Anambra State.

Reports say the gunmen stormed the community on Tuesday and started shooting into the air, thereby killing the victims – three males and a pregnant female.

The reason for the attack was still sketchy at the time of filing this report but a source in the area said the assailants immediately left the scene after killing the victims.

 According to the source, the armed men shot indiscriminately as bullets hit four persons.  

The incident was confirmed in a statement by the State police spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, noting that the bodies of the victims had been deposited at the mortuary.

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Ikenga said, “Police/military operations have been intensified in Ihiala and its neighbouring town as operatives responded to a distress call in the early hours of Tuesday on Nzomiwu Street, Eziani, Ihiala, recovered lifeless bodies, three males and one female at the scene.

“Preliminary information revealed that the criminal elements armed with Ak47, started shooting indiscriminately and unprovoked, unfortunately, bullets hit four unarmed civilians. The bodies have been deposited in the morgue.”

Source: Punch

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