- At least, seven people have been killed following an attack by gunmen at Porsche nightclub in Oba, Anambra state
- The state police command confirmed the attack, stating that its men recovered some bodies from the scene
- In a video sighted by Legit.ng, people were seen lying motionless in pool of blood with observers left shocked
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Oba, Anambra - Seven people, including members of a local vigilante group, have been killed in an attack by gunmen on Porsche nightclub at Oba, in Idemili local government area (LGA) of Anambra state on Sunday, December 10.
Confirming the incident, Tochukwu Ikenga, the spokesperson for the Anambra state police command, said the police recovered some bodies from the scene, adding that several others sustained injuries.
Anambra attack: Surveillance operation ongoing, police
While the police did not put a number to the casualties, Channels Television said a source put the number of those killed during the attack at seven.
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According to Ikenga, the police were alerted upon receiving information about the attack and they quickly moved to the scene but the gunmen had already fled.
He also announced the full deployment of security operatives to Oba, stating that surveillance operation had been ongoing but no arrests had been made.
As of the time of this report, the state government under the leadership of Governor Charles Soludo is yet to officially react to the tragedy.
Oba attack: Omokri throws jibe at Obi
Meanwhile, reacting to the attack, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Reno Omokri, wrote on his verified X handle on Monday, December 11:
"Yesterday (Sunday, December 10), gunmen killed scores of people at Porsche Nightclub, in Anambra. Predictably, Peter Obi has ignored this event, just as he ignored the brutal burning of Chinedu and Omama in Onitsha, his hometown, last month. But if this incident happened in Kano, Ibadan, Sokoto, or Lagos, Peter Obi would have broken the Internet by now.
"This is a man who was complaining about the "regrettable ...problem of insecurity in our nation" after last week's Kaduna accidental drone strike deaths. It was 'regrettable' in Kaduna but ignorable in Anambra.
"Condolences to the government and people of Anambra over yet another unnecessary and avoidable killing. We pray to God to bring peace to that state."
Gunmen kidnap popular Anambra native doctor
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that a popular Anambra-based native doctor, Akwa Okuko Tiwaraki, was abducted.
Gunmen stormed the hotel of the popular witch doctor in Oba and whisked him away to an unknown destination.