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Rampaging gunmen kill pregnant woman, vigilante member in Enugu



Suspected gunmen have invaded a beer bar in Enugu state and killed a pregnant woman and vigilante member and equally shot a secondary school girl who is now receiving treatment in a medical centre in the state.

The incident reportedly happened around 8:am on Saturday when three masked heavy body gunmen invaded the relaxation centre and ordered everybody to lie down.

According to the Vanguard report, “the owner of the joint who also lives in the same compound where he is running the drinking joint sensed danger and escaped through the back door but his pregnant wife was not so lucky as the men pursued her into her kitchen and shot her dead.

It was gathered that the vigilante member, identified as Nonso who was reportedly having fun at the joint tried to escape and was also shot dead.

In the same vein, a maidservant of the pregnant woman who is a worker in the joint was shot in the leg and is now receiving treatment at a hospital.

The source narrated that the gunmen had earlier gone into a compound inside Akwuke and demanded to see another young man but the man was not at home prompting them to come for the owner of the drinking joint.

A close source who pleaded anonymity said he saw everything live.

“I was there and I saw everything. I asked the woman to prepare fish and I was drinking, waiting for the fish when we heard “lie down all of you”.

“Nwagod Onyia was sitting on the other side with Nonso, the vigilante man that was shot. When they told us to lie down, I quickly moved into one of the rooms and from there, I jumped through the window. They did not shoot me. It was later I learnt that they shot NwaGod’s wife and shot Nonso, the vigilante man. They also shot the girl that was serving in the bear parlour,” he said.

He stated that it was only God that saved him because he could have been shot. He pointed out that others who were at the drinking joint were not hurt because it seemed that they purposely came for the former councillor, Hon. Felix Onyia, alias NwaGod.

“The way they came straight to his house and shot his wife when he escaped is an indication that they came purposely for him,” a resident said.

The Police Spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, when contacted by newsmen on phone in the morning demanded a message to allow him to address the issue quickly but till the time of filing this report after hours of sending a message both on WhatsApp and SMS, he didn’t reply.

“Please send me an SMS to allow me to address it quickly,” Ndukwe asked.