Tragedy: Vigilante misfires, kills man in Onitsha


A young man was allegedly killed by a suspected member of the Vigilante in Porthacourt road Fegge, Onitsha, Anambra State.

The deceased was said to had gone to fetch water within the neighborhood when he was mistakenly shot by the vigilante.

The Daily Vendor gathered that the catrigde from suspect’s rifle suddenly hit the deceased on the chest after it fell down from his hands.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident, saying the suspect has been arrested while investigations had commenced.

He said, “Yes, it was a case of misfire by a vigilante man whose rifle fall down and discharged.

“As a result, the catridge hit a civilian.

“He was rushed to the hospital but confirmed dead on arrival by a medical Doctor.

“Meanwhile, suspect was arrested and the rifle recovered as exhibit. Case under investigation.”

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