Police launch investigation after gunmen kill pregnant woman, three others
Gunmen on Tuesday invaded the Eziani community, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, and slain four people including a pregnant woman.
The Guardian gathered that the gunmen stormed the community at Nzomiwu street and started shooting into the air, killing the victims comprising three males and a pregnant female.
According to eyewitnesses, the gunmen fled the scene after killing the victims before the arrival of the police.
The Anambra State Police Command spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the attack, stated that criminals were armed with AK47 and the bodies of the victims had been deposited at the mortuary.
“Police/military operations have been intensified in Ihiala and its neighbouring town as operatives responded to a distress call in the early hours of Tuesday on Nzomiwu Street, Eziani, Ihiala, recovered lifeless bodies, three males and one female at the scene,” Ikenga said,
“Preliminary information revealed that the criminal elements, armed with Ak47, started shooting indiscriminately and unprovoked; unfortunately, bullets hit four unarmed civilians. The bodies have been deposited in the morgue.”
Ikenga noted that an investigation has been launched by the police authorities and added that further development will be communicated to the general public.