January 27, 2023

January 27, 2023

One Dead, Two Kidnapped As Gunmen Invade Anambra


A community in Oko, Orumba North Local Government were left with shock and nightmare as gunmen stormed the area, killing one person and abducting two during their operation.

 

The daredevil of the night were said to have a field day as they attacked the community without the presence of the policemen to repel them.

 

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 Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

 

An eyewitness, Mr Iyke Orji, who narrated the story in a social media post, said the men shot randomly, while causing a huge vehicular traffic as they operated.

 

Orji said: “Unknown (gunmen) didn’t forgive us. About 30 mins 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 being repelled by security agencies.

 

“They drove away with two persons, leaving one dead at the scene,” Orji said.

 

As at the time of filing this report, the State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga could not be reached for confirmation.

 

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