The police in Anambra State have confirmed the assassination of three men by two unidentified gunmen who stormed the Eke Nkpor civic center in Idemili local government area and opened fire at persons gathered at the center today February 10.
The spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed narrated that at about 1.30pm today, the police received reports of an alleged shooting of one Izuchukwu Idemili ‘m’ aged 32 years of Nkpor, Chidi Oforma ‘m’ aged 31 years of Nkpor and Bongo Muoghalu ‘m’ aged 45years of Umouji.
Haruna said the incident allegedly took place when two unknown boys drove a black unregistered Mercedes “V Boot” and opened fire at the crowd shortly after the inauguration of Nkpor Community tax force at the Civic Centre.
”Following the report, Police detectives attached to Ogidi’ Division led by the DPO CSP Ekuri Remigius visited the scene and rushed three victims who sustained gunshot injuries to Crown hospital along Nkpor-Umuoji road for medical attention where all the three victims were certified dead by the medical doctor while receiving treatment.Corpses deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy.Two expended ammunition of 7.62mm were recovered at the scene as exhibits.”Haruna said
According to the police spokesperson, the case is currently under investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident and efforts are being intensified to apprehend perpetrators of the heinous act in order to bring them to justice.