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Suspected Cultists Murder Anambra Vigilante On Patrol

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Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen who are suspected to be cultists have shot and killed a member of the Anambra State Vigilante Service attached to the Central Security, Obosi, in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Reports had on Thursday opposite the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Obosi, along Nkpor/Obosi highway.

The Eastern Updates gathered that men of the vigilante service were on a routine patrol when they ran into the hoodlums, who engaged them in a gun duel for several minutes.

A source said during the gun battle, the gang shot dead a vigilante.

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The source noted that the incident disrupted commercial activities in the community, including a planned protest against land-grabbing activities proposed by landlords in the area.

Both the traditional ruler of Obosi Kingdom, Igwe Chidubem Iweka, and the Palace Secretary, Chief Shedrack Okenwa, confirmed the incident.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, stated that the police had commenced a manhunt for the suspects.

‘It was an unfortunate incident; no arrest has been made yet, but investigation is ongoing please,’ Ikenga added.

In another report, Ikenga has alleged that in his glee and celebration of the attack, the Governor and the government of Imo state till date have not condemned the attack and the gruesome killing of innocent citizens of his state.

Ugochinyere, in a statement said, ‘In his mixed glee and anger, the glee that the attack happened and anger that I did not die, the Governor throughout his speech did not condemn the killings that happened in my house.

‘He did not commiserate with the families of the dead, yet these are citizens he swore to protect their lives. Till today, the Imo state government has not condemned the attack on my house. This is very curious.’

He said further: ‘Nigerians however saw a Governor who rushed to the media to try to impede investigations (if any) by dishing out untenable and indefensible narratives to water down the massacre of our people.

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