Two reportedly killed as unknown gunmen attack DSS, NAUTH in Nnewi

Unknown gunmen operating in four Sport Utility Vehicles SUVs

Unknown gunmen operating in four Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) killed two persons while carrying out attacks on some public facilities in Nnewi, Anambra state today October 3.

The gunmen carried out the attacks just as Christian worshippers were rounding off service in their different churches.

A source said the gunmen attacked Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the city where they shot repeatedly while the staff ran for safety. The Nation gathered that they also stormed the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital NAUTH Nnewi where they opened fire and injured one person. They also set one of the vehicles belonging to the Department of State Service (DSS) ablaze.

A resident said claimed a man who attempted to record one of the attacks via video was shot dead at Eme Court junction area. Another man was said to have been killed at Traffic junction area of the town.

The Spokesperson of the state police command, Ikenga Tochukwu, said the Command had not received the full details of the various attacks.

“At about 2pm, of 3rd Oct 2021, the command received a distress call of fire incident in Nnewi. The Police operatives are currently on ground and the area has since been cordoned off.”he said