Gunmen on Friday attacked a venue of a burial ceremony in Ndingbu village, Nnewi South Local Government Area.
It was not clear however who was being buried, but THE RAZOR NEWS gathered that the gunmen targeted vigilante operatives who were at the ceremony to provide security.
Sources said the gunmen also went to Utuh community in the same local government area, where they also attacked an office used by vigilantes operatives,.setting it ablaze and also abducting one person.
Though details of the attacks are still sketchy, the state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga confirmed the incidences.
Ikenga said the Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng has ordered manhunt on the armed men who allegedly attacked vigilante operatives in a burial at Ndingbu village, Nnewi.
He said the operatives ordered to go against the gunmen include; Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorist unit, Special forces and others, who he said are already in the area, and that normalcy has been restored, while operation are still going on.
He said: “Although no notification was given to the Police about the planned burial, but information reveals that the Vigilante groups where invited.
“Further details received showed that the miscreants arrived the ceremony and starting shooting sporadically in attempt to disarm the vigilante operatives.
“In another development, the hoodlums also attacked, Utuh Viligante office, abducted one of the staffs and set the Viligante Operation vehicle on fire.”
The Command however assured that the police and other security agents are firm in providing security services in the state, while also urging residents of the area to help Police with information that will aid the ongoing operation.