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Residents of Oruku community in Nkanu East Local Council of Enugu State were yesterday, thrown into palpable confusion and tension, as gunmen launched a fresh attack in the area killing one person and also leaving many others injured.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the person killed was identified as the Chairman of Aguikpa Neighbourhood Watch, Mr. Okechukwu Ogbodo while Donatus Ani was also shot on the leg.
The attack came two days after military personnel were deployed to the area, following the last December’s attack that claimed the life of the traditional ruler of Oruku, Igwe Emmanuel Mba.
Chairman of Oruku Caretaker Committee, Chief Linus Nwatu, and other residents reported the case at the State Criminal Investigation Department of Enugu State Police Command.
Residents in the area believe that further hostility in the community would have been averted had the state government implemented the recommendations of the Justice Harold Eya-led Judicial Commission, which submitted its report in April.
They urged the government to sanction those responsible for the killings and arsons in the area.
THE EASTERN UPDATES