Gunmen suspected of kidnappers have reportedly killed two people and abducted many others in the Enugu community.
SaharaReporters gathered that the incident took place on Friday evening at Neke along Ugwogo-Neke-Ikem Road in the Isi-Uzo local government area of the state.
The police have yet to react to the incident and the number of people abducted and their whereabouts are also unclear.
An eyewitness, Kingsley Odoh who spoke to journalists in Enugu on Saturday, said the incident happened between 7:30 pm and 8 pm on Friday.
According to him, the suspected kidnappers swooped on passersby along the road, shot at incoming vehicles and killed two persons.
Odoh said, “Chief Cyril Mbah from Neke Odenigbo-Nike was gunned down by suspected kidnappers 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 kidnappers who suddenly opened fire on him. Unfortunately, he couldn’t survive the gunshots but nothing happened to his daughter.
“The kidnappers went further, fired 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 Enugu State Police Command’s spokesperson, Daniel Ndukwe promised to verify the information when contacted on the telephone.