Three people were shot dead by unidentified gunmen at the Civic Centre in Eke Nkpor, Anambra State on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the centre and opened fire on the crowd gathered shortly after the inauguration of Nkpor Community Tax Force at the Civic Centre.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer of Anambra state command, Haruna Mohammed.
He said that the Police received reports of an alleged shooting of one Izuchukwu Idemili, Chidi Oforma and Bongo Muoghalu.
Haruna said the incident took place when 2 unknown persons drove a black unregistered Mercedes V Boot and opened fire on the crowd.
His statement reads, “Following the report, Police detectives attached to Ogidi Division, led by the DPO, CSP Ekuri Remigius, visited the scene and rushed the 3 victims who sustained gunshot injuries to Crown hospital along Nkpor-Umuoji Road for medical attention where all the 3 victims were certified dead by the medical doctor while receiving treatment. Their Corpses were deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy”
He said that Police operatives recovered some expended ammunition of 7.62mm at the scene of the crime. He said the exhibits are going to be tested by the forensic experts.
He said the Police have also launched an investigation into the case to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident, adding that efforts were being intensified to apprehend the perpetrators of the crime in order to bring them to justice.
Also, the President General of Nkpor Development Union, Chief Emeka Innocent Mbagha, confirmed the tragic incident. He said the community was making an independent investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
He said, “After a youth inauguration in our community yesterday, some of the boys we inaugurated were still at the civic center making merry, when gunmen came there and shot them, killing 3 persons, 2 Nkpor persons and one Umuoji man. We’re making our independent investigation and the Police are also making theirs. This is a case of murder, where we do not know where it came from.”