Just In: Huge Tragedy as Gunmen Shoot Popular University Lecturer Dead in Southeast State
- Anthony Eze, a lecturer at the Faculty of Education of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra state, has been murdered
- Eze was killed by gunmen who stormed his residence while he was taking his children to school in the early hours of Tuesday, February 7
- Eyewitnesses said the lecturer was rushed to the General Hospital, Amaku, where doctors confirmed him dead
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Awka, Anambra state - Gunmen on Tuesday, February 7, stormed the residence of Anthony Eze, a lecturer at the Faculty of Education of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra state, and shot him dead.
Daily Trust reported that Eze was taking his children to school early Tuesday when the assailants stormed his residence and opened fire on him.
Sources cited by the newspaper said the deceased attempted to flee but was chased and gunned down.
Another source in the community said the gunmen came with a Toyota Corolla salon car.
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“We were here this morning when Dr Eze was driving out of his house and suddenly a Toyota Corolla salon car pulled towards the entrance of his house and when he tried to drive back, they followed him and shot him in the chest. We ran away.
“We rushed him to the General Hospital, Amaku, and the doctor at the hospital confirmed that he was dead,” the source was quoted as saying.
UNIZIK confirms incident
Meanwhile, the Acting Director of Information and Public Relations, UNIZIK, Chika Ene confirmed the incident.
She however said she was yet to receive full details of the incident, The Nation reported.
Tragedy in Anambra as unknown gunmen kill four persons in Ihiala
In a related development, unknown gunmen recently killed four persons on Nzomiwu street in the Eziani community, Ihiala local government area of Anambra state.
The gunmen invaded the community on Tuesday, January 10 and started shooting into the air, thereby killing the victims - three males and a female, who was said to be pregnant.
The reason for the attack could not be ascertained, but a source quoted in the report said the gunmen immediately fled the scene after killing the victims. The Anambra state police command spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the bodies of the victims had been deposited at the mortuary.