Gunmen kill one, Kidnap two on Thursday Night in Anambra


Gunmen suspected to be operatives of the militants arm of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Eastern Security Network, on Thursday night shot and killed one person while operating at Oko, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The gunmen who were said to have operated around 9pm had a field day as they operated for about 30 minutes before leaving the area.

They however left with two persons who were said to have been taken hostage after they failed to answer questions relating to the struggle for independence by members of the group.

An eyewitness, Mr Iyke Orji said the men shot randomly, while causing a huge vehicular traffic as they operated.

Orji said: “Unknown (gunmen) didn’t forgive us. About 30 minutes ago, they came to Oko/Amaokpala, stopping vehicular movement coming from Ufuma and Umunze to Oko. They shot sporadically.

“They gunned down an old man who they interrogated first and asked him questions relating to the (IPOB) struggle.

“They stopped a Lexus 330 jeep and kidnapped the driver. A Toyota Camry (spider) was bashed. These young boys successfully carried out their operation for about 26 mins without been repelled by security agencies.

They drove away with two persons, leaving one dead at the scene. To God be the glory as I ran today… I also lost my screen device,” Orji said.

As at the time of filling this report, the state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga could not be reached for confirmation.


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