Gunmen kill man in Anambra, four days after his abduction
Gunmen have killed a man identified as Ikechukwu Udeozor in Nkwelle-Ezunaka community in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria’s South-east.
The incident happened in the early hours of Monday at a popular junction in the area, four days after the gunmen kidnapped the victim.
According to Premium Times, a resident of the area, Arinze Ajaezu, said that the gunmen, who stormed the area through Nkwelle Road, zoomed off through Onitsha Road, a different route, after killing the victim.
“We don’t know the identity of the guy. But some (people) are suspecting that he could be a security agent,” he said.
The state police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident in a statement identified the victim as Ikechukwu Udeozor.
Ikenga said the victim was abducted from his residence on Thursday by gunmen and killed on Monday, four days after.
“Today, June 13, at about 10:20 a.m., police operatives recovered a lifeless body at the roadside by Y- Junction, Nkwelle-Ezunaka. The victim was later identified as Ikechukwu Udeozor,” he said.
The PPRO said the police were investigating the incident and that the killers would be arrested.
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