There is fear and anxiety in Anambra as unidentified gunmen Tuesday stormed Idemili North/South Council Areas leaving many casualties behind.
The invaders who were mostly youths reportedly operated in assorted utility cars.
The gunmen were said to have struck late Tuesday afternoon at Eke Nkpor market area of Idemili North Council of Anambra state.
No fewer than six persons suspected to be security officers were feared dead when they struck in the village environment.
Eyewitnesses said the hoodlums arrived in about two vehicles including a Venza SUV through Obosi village road into the Nkpor-Ideani- Nnobi Highway late afternoon when most traders were getting set to close for the day.
They were said to have displayed openly with black jean trousers and T-Shirts with guns and machete.
Our source said they also bore fresh palm leaves each in their mouths, and even controlled traffic on the highway.
An eyewitness said a man was abducted at Oba-Owerri Road and eventually killed alongside two other victims at Eke Nkpor axis while another person was said to have been killed at Akora bus stop in Obosi community.
Another eyewitness account said while the trigger happy youths were descending the Obosi-Awada hill towards the Ezeiweka Road, Awada in Idemili North Council, vigilante group came out to challenge them but were violently attacked.
One pump-action gun was reportedly snatched from them.
One of the vigilante group members who sustained gunshot wounds, a staff of Ikanda Security Agency was rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead.
Recall that the unknown gunmen had two Sundays ago, attacked policemen attached to Awada Police Division where they killed a police Inspector before setting a police patrol van ablaze.
It is not certain if the Tuesday attack was carried out by the same gang as those who attacked Awada layout two weeks earlier operated with a Venza and one Siena car.
The Tuesday invasion forced residents to scamper for safety, while shop owners quickly locked up and ran in every different direction.
It was also gathered that while displaying, they urged all road users to maintain their move as they were not there for anyone but certain persons.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, DSP Ikenga Tochi said he was trying to get the approval of his principal to make an official statement.
Credit to Third eye