Friday, April 12, 2019

Gunmen Kill About-To-Wed Man In Abia State

Gunmen have killed a young man at Ogbor, in Aba North Local Government Area of Abia State.

The incident, which The Nation learnt, occurred at Uwakwe Street, off Ukaegbu Road, Ogbor-Hill, has caused panic in the area.

Sources said the deceased, who reportedly visited his parents, was the only person killed by the gunmen, who, however, dispossessed others of their belongings.

The sources said they suspected the killing to be cult-related.

They said: “We don’t know the young man, but some people said he came to visit his parents at Medical Drive, near Ukaegbu Road.

“According to reports, he entered a bar and a few minutes later, armed men stormed the area and struck.

“We suspect that the gunmen trailed him to the bar. They only robbed other people in the vicinity.

“We learnt that he was planning to wed and came to inform his family, who live on Medical Drive.

“We ran into our houses when we heard what happened. We thought cultists were fighting again, but later found out that it was the deceased that was targeted.

“We are now afraid because of the killing.”

Police spokesman Geoffrey Ogbonna confirmed the incident in a phone interview with our reporter.

He said he was yet to be properly briefed on what happened.

The Nation gathered that the body had been deposited at the mortuary.