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Gunmen Kill Three Persons in Anambra, Ondo

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David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka and  Fidelis David in Akure

Tragedy struck at Ikare Akoko, the headquarters of Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State yesterday as suspected gunmen attacked the group, killing two safety guards.

THISADY gathered that the gunmen, after killing the deceased, minimize their heads and palms, in the assaults which passed off in two totally different areas in the city.

This is coming as no fewer than one individual suspected to be a cultist was shot useless yesterday in a conflict between alleged cultists, and a rival gang in Awka, Anambra State.

According to an eyewitness who most popular anonymity, one of many assaults in Ondo State passed off on the common Mimiko market whereas the opposite one occurred on the NASFAT Schools in the group.

The eyewitness mentioned, “The deceased were found in the pool of blood this (Saturday) morning. The gunmen killed one of the guards and cut off his head and placed the head beside his body. The other man’s hand was cut, after he had been killed, the dismembered hand was also placed beside him. The killers did not take anything from the deceased before they left the scene”.

The eyewitness added that the best way and method the suspected gunmen carried out the assault raised the suspicion of formality killing.

It was additionally gathered that males of Nigeria Police,  Ikare Division have taken the corpse of the deceased to the mortuary of the Ondo State Specialists Hospital, Ikare Akoko.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the incident and mentioned investigation had commenced into it.

“We have commenced investigation into the incident,” the PPRO mentioned.

Meanwhile, sources round Zik Avenue in Awka reported that there was heavy capturing yesterday morning by cultists.

One of the sources mentioned residents of the world scampered to security throughout the shootout.

An unidentified member of one of many gangs was mentioned to have been captured by a rival gang, throughout the shootout, and was whisked away, whereas his corpse was later discovered round Abba/Ifitedunu highway.

The state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga mentioned, “following the sound of gun photographs by Zik Avenue, Awka, police patrol has been intensified in Awka.

“Preliminary data reveals that the reason for the capturing is because of cult associated incident/conflict.

“The situation is closely monitored and further development shall be communicated.”

Ikenga added that: “One person was whisked away and later his lifeless body was found along Abba/ifitedunu Road. Meanwhile, we have three suspects in custody, and operations are still ongoing.”

He enjoined Anambra folks to stay safety acutely aware and proceed to supply the Police with helpful data that can help to successfully monitor down legal components in our society.

He referred to as on them to obtain the ‘NPF Rescue Me App’, saying it will probably assist the folks to name for assist promptly, as soon as there’s a case of criminality in their space.

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