The industrial town of Nnewi was on Sunday thrown into panic as unknown gunmen struck just as worshippers were rounding up fellowship in their different churches.
Eyewitness account claimed that the gunmen who stormed the town operated in four Sport Utility Vehicles(SUVs).
Another source said that the Nnewi office of the Directorate of State Security Service (DSS) and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were attacked.
The gunmen sources said were friendly with the newspaper free readers at the roundabout area of the town who actually hailed them.
But a man who attempted to do a video recording of the unknown gunmen was said to be shot dead at Eme Court junction area of Nnewi while another man was said to have been killed at Traffic junction area of the town.
The gunmen later drove round the town, passed through Nkwo Nnewi Triangle and moved towards Nnobi Road.
Military armoured vehicle according to another source emerged on the scene shortly after the gunmen had left the town.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) couldn’t pick his call when our correspondent called him to get the police angle of the report.