Gunmen kill three people at town hall meeting in Anambra
Unknown gunmen killed three persons in a community town hall meeting on Wednesday in Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The victims who were shot at close range were attending an inauguration of the community’s tax committee.
The deceased are Izuchukwu Idemili, 32, Chidi Oforma, 31, both from Nkpor and Bongo Muoghalu, 45, from Umouji, the police spokesperson in the state, Haruna Mohammed said.
Mr Haruna said, “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.”
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He added that two expended ammunition were recovered at the scene and an investigation has commenced to arrest the culprits.
According to a witness, the slain men were targeted.
“What happened here this afternoon took everybody by surprise and as you can see everybody is in fear. The assassins planned this operation very well that they killed all their targets,” a witness said.
“Their corpses are still lying there and nobody is ready to (go) near the scene, even the police have not come,” he added.