By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
Two vigilantes operating in Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State were on Friday crushed to death along Obosi-Nkpor road.
The deceased, Chibuzor Nwobodo and Chinedu Ohaeri had their guns stolen from them.
Speaking to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, a source said the vigilantes were crushed to death by an unmarked vehicle before they were stripped of their guns.
The source who resides in the area said, “It iappears to be armed robbery attack because immediately they were crushed, their killers took away their guns, showing it wasn’t a mere accident.”
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Haruna Mohammed said the deceased persons were crushed to death by a hit-and-run driver.
He said their corpses have been deposited at Edward mortuary Obosi for autopsy.
Mohammed said, “At about 06.00 a.m., one Chidebe Emodi, commander, central vigilante group, Obosi reported at Obosi Division that two of his vigilante operatives namely Chibuzor Nwobodo and Chinedu Ohaeri both males posted to Oduzor along Obosi-Ukpor road were allegedly knocked down by a hit-and-run Toyota Avalon car.
“Two of their pump actions guns, Mossberg P990624 and Federal manual 15-1317 were carted away to an unknown destination.”
He added that the scene was visited by a police patrol team led by DPO Obosi, Usman Ibrahim, adding that the victims were rushed to Chukwurah Hospital Obosi where they were confirmed dead.
“The Commissioner of Police John Abang has ordered a discreet investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident and bring perpetrators to justice”.