Anambra: Tragedy As Gunmen Kill Couple, Dump Bodies in Car Boot

Anambra: Tragedy As Gunmen Kill Couple, Dump Bodies in Car Boot

  • A couple have been sent to an early grave as gunmen strike again in the top southeast region
  • This time around, they reportedly killed a couple in the night and dumped their bodies in a car boot
  • The police spokesperson in Anambra state, Ikenga Tochukwu, said the police have launched a manhunt for the killers journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

Unknown gunmen have reportedly killed a couple in Anambra state.

Anambra state police command, couple, gunmen
Police have reacted to the brutal murder of a couple in Anambra state. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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According to sources, residents of the area saw the couples’ bodies dumped in the boot of a Toyota Corolla car on Wednesday morning, January 24.

As reported by Premium Times, the vehicle was parked at a lonely place along a junction near Umunya Axis of Enugu -Onitsha Express Road in the state.

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Reacting, the state's police spokesperson, Ikenga Tochukwu, on Thursday, January 25, confirmed the unfortunate incident.

According to the deputy superintendent of police, preliminary investigations showed that the couple was “murdered and abandoned” in the vehicle by the hoodlums.

He added that police operatives attached to the Oyi Division have recovered and deposited the bodies in a mortuary.

He said an investigation had commenced to unravel the circumstances surrounding their deaths.

Wheelbarrow pusher stabs tax collector

Earlier, reported that tragedy struck in Benin City, Edo state after a wheelbarrow pusher allegedly stabbed a tax collector to death over N50.

The argument had reportedly ensued between the wheelbarrow pusher and the tax collector over the alleged refusal to pay the N50 daily ticket.

Gunmen kill pastor’s wife

Meanwhile, suspected assassins invaded the God’s Vineyard of Grace Dominion Assembly, and attacked the pastor of the church, Reverend Samuel Chinyereugo, in Benin, Edo state.

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In the process, they shot and killed Mrs. Peace Chinyereugo, wife of the pastor.

Bandits return to Kaduna-Abuja Expressway also reported that 85 people were abducted by 'bandits' in several Kaduna communities.

The attacks occurred between Thursday, January 4, and Sunday, January 7, 2024. About 55 people were seized by some bandits in Dudumishini, Badoko, and Kwakware villages, all in Katari. Not less than 33 travellers were also kidnapped on the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway at Dogon Fili near Katari.


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