Unknown Gunmen, on Sunday afternoon, attacked commuters along the Amawbia – Nise Road in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State, dispossessing them of their valuables. According to reports from our reliable source, the incident happened near Nise Market which is about four minutes drive from the Police Headquarters and the Governor’s Lodge in Amawbia, Anambra state.
According to our reliable source, the unknown gunmen operated in the area for about 30 minutes unchallenged before driving off with two jeeps they snatched from the commuters. They also reportedly set the Hilux van they came with on fire before fleeing with the occupants of their two vehicles.
Sadly, the scene of the incident was just a stone throw to the back of the Governor’s Lodge where a checkpoint usually manned by the police was set up. A team of military men used to man the security point but they were later withdrawn. Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident but said that police had been drafted to the scene. He said that the details of the ugly incident were still sketchy.