…The UNICEF officials were reportedly ambushed and about four of them gunned down
About four persons identified as officials of United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), were on Tuesday feared killed by gunmen between Amiyi/Eke Ochuche communities in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The deceased were reportedly shot dead after they were ambushed, while others sustained varying degrees of injury after escaping with their vehicle with UNICEF inscription.
According to sources which put the time of the incident at about 4.30pm, said it caused pandamonium amongst residents waiting for medical treatment from the UNICEF team.
“They were reportedly ambushed and about four of them were gunned down, while others sustained various degrees of injuries as they escaped with their vehicle that have the inscription, UNICEF.
“Among the deceased were whites and blacks officials who were on a medical outreach to the rural riverine areas,” the source said.
Confirming the incident, Police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga said details of the incident were still sketchy, promising to get back to the reporter soon.
“Following information of the shooting incident within the Ogbaru community, the Commissioner of Police CP Echeng Echeng has deployed a police team led by the deputy commissioner of police in charge of operations to arrest the situation.
“Meanwhile, the details of the incident are still sketchy, I will get back to you as soon as I can, please. Good evening,” he said.