The dreaded Unknown Gunmen, Tuesday, invaded the sleepy village of Ogboro-Eke-Abugu in Ibagwa-Ani community of Nsukka local government area of Enugu State, killing one and injuring two persons.
An eye witness who pleaded annonymity told IgbereTv in Nsukka on Wednesday that the gunmen stormed the village around 9pm on Tuesday night and shot one James Ugwu dead, shot his wife on the leg and another person on the stomach.
“The sound of the gunshots and crying by members of Ugwu’s family attracted neighbors and other villagers.
“Before we rushed to the scene, the gunmen have escaped through the bush. They were about five in number.
“Ugwu have been deposited in a mortuary at Nsukka while his wife and Ejike Ugwuanyi have been taken to a hospital in Enugu.”
Dr. Emma Ugwuerua, the member representing Nsukka-West in the Enugu State House of Assembly confirmed the incidence but declined to give more details.
“Yes, there was an attack at Ibagwa-Ani community by the Unknown Gunmen on Tuesday but I cannot give more details as we are in a meeting over the matter”, he said.
Also, the Nsukka Police Area commander, Mr. Yahaya Hassan, said that they are aware of the incident.
“Yes I am aware of the attack by the unknown gunmen and I have visited the area and have sent my men who were already on ground to beef up security in the area”, he concluded.
Confirming the attack, the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Daniel Ndukwu said: “we got a report that on 13/4/21, at 2315hrs, yet to be identified gunmen shot and killed one James Ugwu at Ibagwa-Ani Nsukka while his wife and one other was injured.
“The state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Aliyu, has directed the SCID to launch a full scale investigation to unravel the mystery of the attack, arrest and bring perpetrators to book.
“He appeals to the people of the area to remain calm and assist the police and not to do anything that will affect public peace in the area”, he concluded.