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Unknown Gunmen Kill ARTMA Official In Anambra

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An official of the Anambra Road Traffic Management Agency (ARTMA), has been gunned down in Awka, the state capital, The Eastern Updates reports. 

The Eastern Updates reports that this is coming a few hours after another person was murdered by rampaging gunmen at Aroma junction on Wednesday evening.

A source said the incident happened close to a motor park where commuters ferry passengers from Awka to Nnewi.

The man who was killed is an ARTMA official. He stopped some people who were driving a Toyota Sienna vehicle with tinted glasses, and the people shot him and drove off.

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“It happened just close to me as I was boarding a vehicle this morning to go to Nnewi,” the source said.

Though there have been cult related killings in Awka since the Easter period, it was not clear if Thursday morning’s incident was related to cultism.

The Anambra State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Tochukwu Ikenga was yet to react to the killing as of the time of filing this report.

In another report, different groups involved in filmmaking under the auspices of South East Film Crew Welfare, yesterday took to the street protesting the manner five of their members died after a boat conveying them to the shooting location capsized in the Anambra River.

The Eastern Updates recalls that Junior Pope, Abigail Frederick, Precious Oforum, Joseph Anointing and Friday Okoroafor, all lost their lives in the unfortunate incident which happened last Wednesday.

Members of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Creative Designers Guild of Nigeria (CDGN) in Enugu State and others marched on the streets of Enugu metropolis from Okpara Square, Independence Layout, through Rangers Avenue, Bissala Road and terminated at Film Arena, National Museum.


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