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Gunmen kill four in Anambra, police intensify patrol

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Four people have been killed by gunmen on Nzomiwu Street in the Eziani community of the Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.

According to reports, the gunmen entered the neighbourhood on Tuesday and began shooting into the air, killing the four victims—three men and a woman who was reportedly pregnant.

The reason for the attack could not be ascertained, but a source in the area said the gunmen immediately fled the scene after killing the victims.

According to the source, the armed men fired randomly as bullets struck the four people.

Confirming the attack in a press statement, the state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the bodies of the victims had been deposited at the mortuary.

Ikenga said, “Police/military operations have been intensified in Ihiala and its neighbouring town as operatives responded to a distress call in the early hours of Tuesday on Nzomiwu Street, Eziani, Ihiala, recovered lifeless bodies, three males and one female at the scene.

“Preliminary information revealed that the criminal elements armed with Ak47, started shooting indiscriminately and unprovoked, unfortunately, bullets hit four unarmed civilians. The bodies have been deposited in the morgue.”

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