There is heavy police presence in Abagana Community of Anambra State following the tension generated by the killing of one Mr Chinenye Ikedimma, an aide to the assistant of the renowned business mogul, Prince Arthur Eze.
The unknown gunmen numbering about six at about 11pm on Saturday night invaded Umudunu village, Abagana in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State and gunned down Ikedimma.
It was gathered too that other persons at the scene where left with various degrees of gunshot injuries.
Ikedimma, whose cor-pse has been deposited at Bekee Hospital’s mortuary in Nimo, was an assistant on local affairs to Chief Innocent who is the Personal Assistant to the oil magnet, Arthur Eze.
Sympathizers where trooping into the deceased’s residence to console his relations as at the time of this report.
His sister, Ijeoma Ikedimma who was weeping uncontrollably lamented that her brother was re-turning from the neighbourhood without a premonition of the impending danger.
Some of the villagers who spoke on condition of anonymity said the killing might not be unconnected to the ongoing communal battle between Abagana and Ukpo communities over a piece of land which has claimed scores of lives and property worth several millions of naira.
The source told newsmen:
“Abagana people believe that our people working with Arthur Eze who hails from Ukpo and other prominent persons in that community might be giving them information on the plans Abagana people have on their ongoing tussle with Ukpo over a piece of land. So the option, as being speculated, was to ‘address’ their matter one by one”.
Speaking to our reporter from his hospital bed at Okpala Hospital, Enugwu-Ukwu, Mr Kenneth Obi Ajaegbo who sustained gunshot injury at his left knee said that he was returning from somewhere before the gunmen attacked.
“I ran home immediately they shot at us. It was when I got home that I discovered that I was shot at the knee. Blood was everywhere. My brother and I went to the Police Station immediately to give report before coming to this hospital. It was at the police station that we learnt that the aide to Personal Assistant to Prince (Engr) Arthur Eze was shot dead as his sister also came to the police to give report,” he said.
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