July 21, 2024
Unknown gunmen kill 3 in Anambra community
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Unknown gunmen kill 3 in Anambra community

Some gunmen, who were enforcing sit-at-home, have reportedly killed many people and injured others in two Anambra communities.

The gunmen invaded Nnewichi community in Nnewi north LGA and Nnobi community in Idemili south LGA, on Monday.

At Nnewichi community, the gunmen were said to have invaded a hotel after discovering that some persons were having a meeting there, shooting sporadically at the hotel premises, while destroying properties.

The assailants were said to have killed Oseloka Ubajiekwe, head of the vigilante group and chief security officer of the community, while he was attempting to wade off the attackers.

At Nnobi community, the gunmen shot sporadically to scare away residents and engaged in gun duels with security operatives.

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Confirming the attacks in a statement, Tochukwu Ikenga, Anambra police spokesperson, said only three persons, including a 22-year-old lady, have been confirmed dead.