Three persons were on Wednesday afternoon shot dead by unknown gunmen driving in a black Mercedes V boot car.

The incident happened in from of Nkpor Civic center, near Onitsha, where, after some members of the community’s taskforce was inaugurated.

A source told DAILY POST that unknown gunmen driving in an unregistered black Mercedes V boot car pulled off at the front of the civil centre, near Eke Nkpor market, pumping hot pellets into three me, who died instantly.

The Anambra State police command’s spokesperson, CSP Haruna Mohammed, confirmed this to our correspondent, saying that the command has vowed to arrest the perpetrators of the act.

Mohammed gave the names of the victims as; “Izuchukwu Idemili ‘m’ aged 32 years of Nkpor, Chidi Oforma ‘m’ aged 31 years of Nkpor and Bongo Muoghalu ‘m’ aged 45years of Umouji.”

Mohammed continued that, “On the 10/2/2021 at about 1:31 pm, there was a report of alleged shooting. The incident allegedly took place when two unknown boys drove a black unregistered Mercedes “V Boot” and opened fire on the crowd shortly after the inauguration of Nkpor Community tax force at the Civic Centre Eke Nkpor in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.

“Following the report, Police detectives attached to Ogidi Division led by the DPO CSP Ekuri Remigius visited the scene and rushed three victims who sustained gunshot injuries to Crown hospital along Nkpor-Umuoji road for medical attention where all the three victims were certified dead by the medical doctor while receiving treatment.

“Corpses have been deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy. Two expended ammunition of 7.62mm were recovered at the scene as exhibits.”

He said the case was under investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident and efforts are being intensified to apprehend perpetrators of the heinous act in order to bring them to justice.

Unknown gunmen kill three in Nkpor after inauguration of community taskforce

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