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  • Updated: June 28, 2022

Gunmen Kill Pregnant Woman, Vigilante Member In Enugu

Gunmen on Monday night shot dead a pregnant woman and a member of a local vigilante in Akwuke, Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State.

Another victim, a secondary school girl who was also shot by the gunmen, is currently receiving treatment in a hospital in the town.

It was learned that the assailants who were three in number stormed the joint at about 8 pm and ordered everybody to lie down.

The owner of the joint, who also lives in the same compound, was able to escape through the back door but his pregnant wife was not so lucky as the men pursued her into her kitchen and shot her dead.

A young man, whose name was given as Nonso, one of the vigilante members, who was at the joint tried to escape but was also shot dead.

The pregnant woman’s househelp, who was also helping out in the joint was shot in the leg and is now receiving treatment at a hospital.

The gunmen had earlier gone into a compound in Akwuke and demanded to see another young man but he was not at home, prompting them to come for the owner of the drinking joint, Hon. Felix Onyia, the immediate past counsellor representing Akwuke ward at the Enugu South legislative Assembly.

One of the eyewitnesses who pleaded anonymity narrated how the incident unfolded.

“I saw everything. I asked the woman to prepare fish for me and I was drinking, waiting for the fish when we heard, 'Lie down, all of you.'

"NwaGod popularly known as Hon. Onyia was sitting on the other side with Nonso, the vigilante man that was shot. 

"When they told us to lie down, I quickly moved into one of the rooms and from there, I jumped through the window and they saw me but did not shoot me.

"It was later I learned that they shot NwaGod’s wife and shot Nonso, the security man also.

"They also shot the girl that was serving in the beer parlour.”

When contacted, the Police Spokesman in Enugu, Daniel Ndukwe promised to get back with information.

He was yet to confirm the incident at the time of filing this report.

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