Fresh tension erupts as gunmen kill ex-commission, brother, 2 others in top southeast state

Fresh tension erupts as gunmen kill ex-commission, brother, 2 others in top southeast state

  • Unknown gunmen in Enugu have struck again, killing Chief Gab Onuzulika, a former commissioner and chairman of Oji River local government area
  • The statesman was killed alongside his brother on their return from a burial ceremony in the Oji River LGA on Friday night
  • Earlier in the day, the gunmen had killed two other persons in Aguikpa community in the Nkanu East council area

Enugu, Enugu - Chief Gab Onuzulike, a former commissioner for rural development in Enugu state and 3 other persons have been gunned down by unknown gunmen.

According to The Nation, the incident happened on Friday, November 19, at the Oji River local government and Aguikpa community in the Nkanu East council areas.

Gunmen kill former commissioner in Enugu Photo Credit: Nigeria Police Force
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Onuzulika was also an ex-local government chairman of Oji-River and was killed alongside his brother.

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According to reports, the deceased were returning from a burial ceremony before the gunmen ambushed them.

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The gunmen first whisked away the commissioner before they killed him and took away his vehicle, they shot his brother on the spot.

A source within the police disclosed that 2 of the assailants were shot dead by the police and the vehicle and the gunmen's gun were recovered.

Before the killing of the ex-commission, it was reported that 2 persons were shot dead at the Aguikpa community in the Nkanu East local government area of Enugu on Friday.

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