Gunmen Kill Four In Anambra, Police Begin Probe

Eyewitnesses said the gunmen fled the scene after killing the victims.

A graphical illustration of gunmen.


Tragedy struck in the Eziani community, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, as gunmen killed four persons in the area.

The gunmen were said to have stormed the community at Nzomiwu street on Tuesday and started shooting into the air, killing the victims comprising three males and a pregnant female.

Although the motive for the attack is yet to be ascertained, eyewitnesses said the gunmen fled the scene after killing the victims.

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The spokesman of the Anambra State Police Command, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the attack in a statement.

Ikenga, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, told Channels Television that the bodies of the victims had been deposited at the mortuary.

“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.

“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.”

He said the police authorities have launched an investigation into the incident, assuring that further development will be communicated to the public.