Gunmen kill 4 policemen, siblings in Anambra


Gunmen kill 4 policemen, siblings in Anambra

Ejes Gist Newspaper reports that Gunmen killed four policemen in Anambra state on Monday.

Two people were slain at Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Area, while two more were killed near a church in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area, along Udorji Road.

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This comes just four days after five people were slain at a beer parlour in Osumenyi and a policewoman in Ukpor, both in the state’s Nnewi South Local Government Area.

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The couple killed in Ukpor, identified as Godwin Ikechukwu Modobi and Nnajiofor Modobi, were siblings from Umuhu village in Ukpor.

According to family records, Godwin Modobi was Nnajiofor Modobi’s younger brother and a previous Youth Leader in the village.

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“When the gunmen broke into their home in the early hours of Monday, they assassinated Nnajiofor right there in their home.

“They blindfolded and kidnapped the younger brother, who they later killed near Utuh junction and dumped his body in the middle of the road,” the source continued.

Close to the corpse, which lies in a pool of blood with bullet wounds on his chest and other sections of the body, bullets were also seen.

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When contacted, Police spokesperson Ikenga Tochukwu verified the occurrence, stating that one of the fatalities at Utuh, Nnewi, was a police officer, and that the Toyota Camry that was transporting the deceased had been retrieved by the Police.
“We received reports of two lifeless bodies on the Nnewi/Ozubulu road. Our agents arrived soon and recovered the two bodies.

“Preliminary investigations found that one of them was a police officer, and the identity of the other remains unknown.”

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“We also found a Toyata Camry, which we believe belonged to one of the deceased.” There are agents on the scene, and the situation is being closely monitored. “For the time being, that’s all I know,” he stated.

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