In a tragic incident on Sunday, hoodlums killed two people in a vicious attack on Mgbuka-Amanzu Road, Nkpikpa, located in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.
An eyewitness, who only identified herself as Mama Chinedu, recounted the events that occurred. According to her, the perpetrators, who numbered around four, were traveling on a tricycle and ambushed an unsuspecting man on his way to church. The man was shot, robbed of his possessions and left for dead by the ruthless bandits.
Mama Chinedu reported that, “The gunmen intercepted the young man, who was heading to church, with their tricycle, shot him and plundered him of his possessions before firing some shots as they were leaving the scene.”
The eyewitness couldn’t confirm whether the attack was a case of robbery or assassination, but stated that as the armed men were making their escape, one of the bullets hit one of the hoodlums and he died. The remaining members of the gang then proceeded to abandon their comrade’s lifeless body and fled the scene.
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When correspondents visited the location on Monday, members of the community, who were unable to work due to the ongoing stay-at-home order, were seen discussing the incident in small groups.
The state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, stated that he had not received any reports of the incident, but a police source at Okpoko confirmed that two corpses were removed from the scene on Monday.