Unknown gunmen have killed a soldier and five other persons in Anaocha and Nnewi South Local Government Areas of Anambra State.
It was gathered that five of the victims were killed at a restaurant in Obiofia village, Osumenyi, in Nnewi South.
The assailants, armed with automatic rifles, cutlasses, and
other dangerous weapons, invaded a military checkpoint in
Agulu on Saturday and opened fire on soldiers, killing one in
A source told Punch that the gunmen carried out the operation with over three exotic vehicles suspected to have been snatched from the owners.
“They confronted the soldiers for over 10 minutes, causing
residents of the area to scamper to safety, and after a long
gun battle, the men overpowered the soldiers, and they had to withdraw,” the source narrated.
“The assailants did not cover their faces, and they were shouting on top of their voices. We saw them; some people
even tried to make videos, but everyone was afraid not to be
spotted and shot,” the source added.
The attack at a bar, also known as ?t? Nd? beer parlour, occurred on Friday when some gunmen invaded it at about
8pm and immediately opened fire, killing its owner, identified as ?t? Nd?, and her four customers.
One Prince Jay who shared videos from the attack said the
victims were prominent members of the community who were relaxing in the restaurant after returning from wedding and burial ceremonies.
Spokesperson of the state Police Command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the attack at a checkpoint.
“Generally speaking, any attack on any security agent is a
threat to the soul of a nation. Yes, there was a shooting incident at a checkpoint in Agulu but the information is still
sketchy,” he stated.
The police spokesperson also said an enquiry about the
restaurant attack was ongoing.