Pregnant Woman, Three Others Killed As Gunmen Attack Anambra Community

At least four people were killed on Tuesday evening following an attack by unknown gunmen in Nzomiwu Street in the Eziani community, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.

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According to reports, the assailants invaded the community yesterday, shooting aimlessly and thereby killing the victims; three males and a female said to be pregnant.

Sources who confirmed the incident to The PUNCH said the target of the gunmen could not be ascertained yet as they only came in shooting into the air and immediately fled the scene after killing the victims.

Confirming the attack in a press statement, the state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the bodies of the victims had been deposited at the mortuary.

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.

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“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.”

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