In Nigeria: Seven shot dead as Anambra killing spree continues

The killings in Anambra State continued this weekend, with at least seven persons being the victims of the latest dastardly act in the state.

Okechukwu Okoye, a lawmaker in the state, was beheaded on Saturday, and by Sunday more victims had been sent to early graves.

The victims were murdered at different locations in the state.

Among them were four siblings and their mother who were shot dead at Isulo, Orumba North Local Government Area of the State

Two were killed in Abatete, Idemili North local government area, while one was killed in Nanka Orumba North LGA.

According to sources, the gunmen invaded those areas and opened fire on the victims and left.

When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, said he could not confirm the incident as the details were sketchy

He said the command would talk about the incidents it gets a clear picture of what transpired.

However, a police source confirmed the Isulo incident.

Meanwhile, tension has heightened in Anambra as a result of incessant killings.

The killings have been on the rise since Prof Charles Soludo assumed office as governor.

Source: Daily Trust

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