Fear Envelopes Anambra Community As Gunmen Kill Man , Drop Sit-at-home Message

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By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka 

Fear has taken over Nkwelle Ezunaka community in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State as residents worry over the killing of a man whose murderers left a note on his corpse, saying ‘sit at home’.

The deceased corpse was dumped at the triangle axis, on the Onitsha/Nkwelle-Ezunaka /Otuocha road.

An eyewitness account, said the man was brought to the scene at about 8am on Monday morning in a Lexus jeep by four fierce looking armed men that shot indiscriminately.

He said the shooting scared people as they ran into the bush.

 “The men wore face masks to cover their faces when they brought out the victim from the vehicle and shot him several times and he fell and died instantly.

“People ran away when they came and l was among those that

ran into the bush and we were

watching them bring out the man and kill him.

“After killing him, one of them dropped a note on the corpse and they left immediately. When we eventually came out to have a closer look at the corpse, we saw that the note they dropped was written, ‘sit-at-home on Monday.’

“We also saw a police permit (sticker) for tinted windscreen vehicles that may have probably fallen from the vehicle of the unknown gunmen as the Lexus was

also with tinted windscreens.

“These items that were later

picked by some officials believed to

be security personnel would assist

immensely towards unmasking

those behind the murder and

reason for such barbaric gruesome

killing,” he stated.

A resident of the area who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the community has been overwhelmed with fears, following the incident.

He regretted that hoodlums now operate in broad daylight without fear that even security personnel are within reach.

“I worry and I’m afraid. Things have gone haywire around here. Look at the way they killed that man in the early hours of Monday morning even when government has given directives for people to go about their normal businesses on Monday’s. Some people depend on daily jobs to eke out a living”, he stated.

The Police could not be reached at the time of filing this report for reaction.

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