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Anambra: Gunmen Kill Man, Wife, Daughter Inside Church



A man identified as Ken Ekwesianya, his wife and daughter have reportedly been killed by unknown gunmen in Azia, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.

It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the church premises where they were around 7 pm on Thursday and shot the victims inside to death.


An eyewitness disclosed that a masked gunman invaded the church on Wednesday during a midweek service and shot the victims and thereafter took the keys of a Mercedes C Class car belonging to Kenneth.

The accomplices of the masked man who were lurking around entered the Mercedes Benz and they sped off with it.
It was gathered that the car which later developed a gear problem was abandoned in Okija, a neighbouring town.


Unconfirmed reports claim that the killers left a note stating that Kenneth was killed because he collected the money the Niger Delta Power Holding Company paid to the community as compensation for the destruction of an economic tree and other structures while the company implemented the National Integrated Power Project, NIPP, in Azia.

Part of the note read: “Keep on running but you cannot hide all the time. You took our money.”


The state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the incident in Awka the state capital, said the situation in the area was under control.
According to the PPRO, the state command had commenced investigations into the matter.

‌Mohammed said, “Investigation is ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident and effort is being intensified in order to arrest perpetrators of the dastardly act and bring them to justice.”


He urged residents to remain calm and cooperate with the security agency for proper investigation.

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