Human Interest

BREAKING: Fear grips residents as Gunmen kill soldiers, others in Anambra


By Esindu Jacobs

Fear has gripped the people of Anambra State, following the killing of five soldiers and another unidentified person by gunmen.

The incident happened close to Zenith bank in Umunze, Orumba South local government area of the State.

According to a source who spoke with The Razor News , the incident happened around 1pm Wednesday.

The soldiers, the source said, were moving in a Sienna vehicle, when they were attacked by the hoodlums.

The shooting had sent panic to the residents of the area, who said the State was no longer safe for anyone, despite the efforts of the State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo .

When The Razor News contacted the State Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, he confirmed it

He did not say the number of casualties, but said there was shooting close to Zenith Bank in Umunze

He said the details had not been received, adding that the incident happened between 12-1.30pm.

However, he said the command had deployed security operatives to secure the area, adding those responsible for such act must regret.

One of the Senior Police Officers in the State, who pleaded anonymity, also confirmed the incident to The Razor News

According to the source, ” it was terrible. I don’t really know what Anambra is turning into because of these hoodlums.

“I was told the Military men were moving in their vehicle when the assailants struck along that Umunze -Umunneochi road around 2pm.

But I assure you that those who did this will be apprehended. Our men have moved with other sister agencies. They must no go free. Our CP, Echeng Echeng is a field man ”

Another source said, “nobody saw any sign of the presence of those criminals, what we had was gun shots like a war zone.

“Some of us who were close to the bank ran for our dear lives. The criminals took the soldiers unawares, the reason they got all them”. the source said

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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