…killed 3 persons during an attack in the industrial city of Nnewi
Yet to be identified gunmen have attacked the offices of the Directorate of State Services (DSS) and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Nnewi, Anambra State. A bystander was struck by a stray bullet after the gunmen from Owerri Road in four Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) drove from the scene. They came to a halt at Emecourt Road Junction, where they fired some gunshots, causing onlookers to flee for their lives, before proceeding to the offices and setting it on fire.
“They then proceeded to drive through the Nkwo Triangle Roundabout and onto Nnobi Road,” the report says. A 300 level student of Unizik college of health sciences Okofia Nnewi known as chioma, department of medical rehabilitation was also shot in front of Nnamdi Azikiwe University teaching hospital. According to the source, she attempted to record the incident via video and was shot dead. Effort to revive her was proved abortive as the Doctors were on strike. Another man was said to have been killed at Traffic junction area of the town. The gunmen later drove round the town, passed through Nkwo Nnewi Triangle and moved towards Nnobi Road. It was learnt that they had left the town before the Military armoured vehicle arrived. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Ikenga Tochukwu confirmed the incident but said the Command had not received the full details.
He said: “At about 2pm, of 3rd Oct 2021, the command received a distress call of fire incident in Nnewi. The Police operatives are currently on ground and the area has since been cordoned off.”