Gunmen kill policeman and three others in Anambra

On Monday, gunmen killed four people, including a police officer, in two communities in Anambra state in southeastern Nigeria. PREMIUM TIMES has learned that two of the victims who were killed in Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area, were brothers. The duo, identified as Godwin Ikechukwu Modobi and Nnajiofor Modobi, hailed from the Umuhu village in the community. Two other people were killed near a church, along Udorji Road, Ozubulu, in the Ekwusigo Local Government Area of ​​the state. The latest attacks came just four days after around five people were killed at a brewery in Osumenyi, Nnewi South local government area of ​​the state. Nnajiofor was said to have been killed in his home, before gunmen blindfolded him and kidnapped his younger brother, Ikechukwu. Ikechukwu was later killed by gunmen near Utuh Junction. His body was dumped in the center of the road. In a viral video of the incident that was shared in several WhatsApp groups, about four bullets were seen fired near his body as blood spurted. The police spokesman in Anambra StateIkenga Tochukwu confirmed the incidents. He said one of the victims of the Utuh attack was a police officer, while the second victim was later identified as a former youth chairman in the area. Mr. Ikenga, Deputy Superintendent of Police, said police recovered a Toyota Camry that allegedly belonged to one of the victims. “We received information of two dead bodies along that Nnewi/Ozubulu road. Our agents quickly went there and recovered both bodies,” she said. sit at home In another development, gunmen, believed to be enforcing the suspended sit-at-home order, attacked a shop owner at a market in Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, Ihiala Local Government Area of ​​the state. The attack occurred on Monday near the Uli campus of the institution formerly known as Anambra State University. A student at the institution, Lilian Anna, who said the incident occurred near her hostel, told PREMIUM TIMES that the armed men were angry that the shop owner opened his doors on a day sitting at home. READ ALSO: Gunmen kill and behead two soldiers in Imo She said: “They didn’t kill anyone. The man who was attacked owns a pharmacy. She opened his tent and at the same time turned on her generator. He was the only one who opened today. “So, they (the gunmen) got there, beat him up and set his generator on fire.” Gunmen attacks have increased in the southeast in recent times. Attacks often target security agencies and government facilities. The Nigerian government has charged the outlaws Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of being responsible for the deadly attacks in the southeast. But the group has repeatedly denied involvement in the attacks. IPOB, a secessionist group, is leading the agitation for the formation of an independent state of Biafra from south-east and some parts of south-south Nigeria. The leader of the outlaw group, Nnamdi Kanu, is currently detained in Abuja, where he is facing trial for alleged treason. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Gunmen kill policeman and three others in Anambra