At least two persons were on Friday evening, August 11, sh%t d£ad by g¥nmen suspected to be kidn@ppers along the Ugwogo-Neke Road in Enugu State.
Several other travellers were reportedly abd¥cted during the att@ck that occurred at a border between Enugu East and Isi-Uzo local government areas of the State.
According to an eyewitness, the suspected kidn@ppers swooped on passersby along the road, sh%t sporadically at incoming vehicles and k#lled two persons in a vehicle, went further to another vehicle and kidn@pped some persons they commandeered into the bus.
“Chief Cyril Mbah from Neke Odenigbo-Nike was g¥nned down by suspected kidn@ppers along Ugwogo/Isi-uzo road, near Neke Odenigbo junction.
He was rushing home with his daughter in his car when he ran into a group of suspected kidn@ppers who suddenly opened fir£ on him.
Unfortunately, he couldn’t survive the g¥n§hots but nothing happened to his daughter.
The kidn@ppers went further, fir£d and flattened the tires of another vehicle approaching the scene and successfully whisked away the driver and other people on board. Till now no one is certain where they are,” the eyewitness told reporters.