- Advertisement -
Home Metro Unknown Gunmen strike again, kill 3 Policemen in Anambra

Unknown Gunmen strike again, kill 3 Policemen in Anambra

- Advertisement -Unknown Gunmen strike again, kill 3 Policemen in Anambra 6

…set three vehicles ablaze

There seems not to be any reprieve yet from the flash-like operations of the usually heavily armed masked men who have come to be known in local parlance as the ‘Unknown Gun Men’ (UGM).

They struck again at the popular Ekeagu Abatete market intersection in Idemili North Council of Anambra state yesterday evening.

Though it was unclear the number of vehicles they arrived with, but they left three persons suspected to be police officers dead, three vehicle burnt and yet another vehicle with its interior contents scattered. 

An eye witness account told reporters who arrived the location shortly after they drove off in flashlight fashion that they wore black masks, dressed in all black jeans trousers and t-shirts.

Witnesses also noted that they sounded kind and humane on arrival when they told visibly agitated bystanders to go about their businesses peacefully, that they didn’t come for them.

But that all that changed after they set one of the vehicles they arrived with, a Honda Ridgeline double cabin pick-up, on fire and were about driving off.

A three-vehicle convoy that suddenly arrived the scene from Ideani end of the intersection quickly caught their attention. That was when the nozzles of their guns roared again and again, and again, the eyewitnesses noted. 

The local vigilante operatives were said to have stormed the scene few minutes after, because “we heard the gunshots and rushed to investigate”, one of them stated.

See also  4 dead, 38 injured as trailer crash along Oyo – Ogbomoso road

They quickly evacuated two of the victims who were still breathing to hospital. 

See also  Inspector of police killed by hoodlums, manhood cut off in Ebonyi

The UGM were said to have set the Honda pickup which was among the vehicles they came with on fire, set two others including a police patrol vehicle recently donated by the Anambra state government on fire too. In fact one of the killed policemen was completely burnt under the patrol vehicle. It was only the Sienna van that was not torched.

At that point when the guns started blazing and bullets started ringing out, all hell were reportedly let loose and the entire crowded Ekeagu Abatete area became a theatre of confusion as people ran in all directions without waiting to know what was happening or to think of where they were actually running to!

Nursing mothers, shops, retailers, keke operators, Okada riders, their passengers and potential passengers, shoppers, roasted corn sellers by the roadsides, fruits sellers, POS operators, commuter buses, dry cleaners, etc all ran away. Some even forgot to lockup their shops and places of business. They were simply dazed. The UGM are still with us. They have struck again. This time, at Abatete, Idemili North council of Anambra State.

Unknown Gunmen strike again, kill 3 Policemen in Anambra 3
- Advertisement -Unknown Gunmen strike again, kill 3 Policemen in Anambra 7
- Advertisement -Unknown Gunmen strike again, kill 3 Policemen in Anambra 10
Stay Connected
16,985FansLike
2,458FollowersFollow
61,453SubscribersSubscribe
Must Read
- Advertisement -Unknown Gunmen strike again, kill 3 Policemen in Anambra 11
Related News
See also  Gunmen attack Hon Azubogu's convoy, driver shot dead, 6 killed at Ajali

Police trace 3 suspected Kidnappers after demanding N2m as ransom

- Advertisement -Unknown Gunmen strike again, kill 3 Policemen in Anambra 6

Kindly Leave a Comment

%d bloggers like this: