By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
Fear has taken over Nkpor community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State following alleged killing of three men by gunmen suspected to be assassins.
It was gathered that the deceased were in a meeting within the premises of the community town hall when the suspected assassins, numbering about five, stormed the area.
Information has it that three of the gun-welding men on arrival moved straight to each of their targets and gunned them down at a close range.
The shooting triggered stampede as people scampered for safety.
Describing the incident as a shock, a resident of the area, who spoke on condition of anonymity said: “What happened here this afternoon took everybody by surprise and as you can see everybody is in fear. The assassins planned this operation very well that they killed all their targets.
“Their corpses are still lying there and nobody is ready to near the scene, even the police have not come.
“Two of the deceased were from the area while the other was from the neighbouring Umuoji community.
Efforts to reach the President General of Nkpor community, Chief Innocent Mbagha for reactions failed as his line was unreachable.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, CSP Haruna Mohammed, promised to get back to the reporter on confirmation of the incident but did not as at press time.
The corpses of the deceased were still at the scene as at the time of filing this report