Gunmen kill two in Nnewi, attack DSS, NAUTH




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Gunmen operating in four Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) on Sunday afternoon killed two persons during an attack in the industrial city of Nnewi.

They also one of the vehicles belonging to the Department of State Service (DSS) ablaze.

The Nation gathered that the gunmen struck just as worshippers were rounding off service in their churches.

A source said they moved to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) where they shot repeatedly while the staff ran for safety

The Nation gathered that they also stormed the Teaching Hospital NAUTH Nnewi where they opened and injured one person.


However, the source told The Nation the gunmen were friendly with the newspapers free readers at the roundabout area of the town who, he said, actually hailed them.

But a man who, according to the source, who attempted to record the incident via video was shot dead at Eme Court junction area.

Another man was said to have been killed at Traffic junction area of the town.

The gunmen later drove round the town, passed through Nkwo Nnewi Triangle and moved towards Nnobi Road.

It was learnt that they had left the town before the Military armoured vehicle arrived.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Ikenga Tochukwu confirmed the incident but said the Command had received the full details

He said: “At about 2pm, of 3rd Oct 2021, the command received a distress call of incident in Nnewi. The Police operatives are currently on ground and the area has since been cordoned off.”

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