Three persons were reportedly feared killed by gunmen suspected to be assassins in Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra.
The deceased were said to be in a meeting within the premises of the community town hall when the suspected assassins, numbering about five, stormed the area.
The Nation gathered three of the gun- welding men moved straight to each of their targets and gunned them down at a close range, which triggered stampede as people scampered for safety.
A resident of the area, who preferred anonymity, described the incident as a shock.
He said: “What happened here this afternoon took everybody by surprise and as you can see everybody is in fear. The assassins planned this operation very well that they killed all their targets.
“Their corpses are still lying there and nobody is ready to near the scene, even the police have not come.”
He said two of the deceased were from the area while the other was from the neighbouring Umuoji community.
The corpses of the deceased were still at the scene as at the time of filing this report.
President General of Nkpor community, Chief Innocent Mbagha, could not be reached for reactions over the incident.
Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, promised to get back to the reporter after confirmation but did not as at press time.