People suspected to be unknown gunmen have struck Enugu State again.
This time, a former Commissioner for Rural Development in Enugu State, Hon. Gab Onuzulike and his brother were attacked and k!lled by these dreaded unknown gunmen.
Onuzulike was also a former Chairman of Oji River Local Government Area.
The Daily Crucible learnt that the two were shot Friday evening at Nkpokolo Achi area of Oji River LGA while returning from a burial ceremony.
The two other persons were gunned down in Aguikpa community in Nkanu East council area of the state in a separate encounter on Friday morning.
The commissioner and his brother were waylaid and brutally cut down at different locations by whom some of the grieving residents termed scoundrels, leaving a gory sight behind.
Onuzuluike’s brother was reportedly shot dead on the spot while he (the commissioner) was taken to unknown place and k!lled afterwards with his vehicle stolen by the assailants.
Police source said the assailants – two, were shot dead and the vehicle and their guns recovered.
Earlier, two persons were reportedly shot dead at Aguikpa community in Nkanu East local government area of Enugu state same Friday.
The victims were identified as Ikechukwu Nnamani, a former President General of the crisis-ridden Oruku community and one Ndubuisi Nnamani, a native of Aguikpa community.
People said some gunmen believed to be working for a faction in the Oruku communal conflict laid an ambush somewhere near the health centre at Aguikpa community in the early hours of Friday and gunned down the two persons.
It could not be established if any arrest was made by security agencies following the shooting but sources said some of the residents fled their homes on Friday.
The gunmen have been terrorizing the people of the area, killing and setting houses of opponents ablaze after the Enugu State Government set up a judicial panel into the Oruku – Umuode communal conflict.
The findings and recommendations of the panel had since been submitted to the state government but not much has been heard about its implementation.
As at the last count, the communal crisis has so far claimed the lives of no fewer than 12 illustrious persons including the former traditional ruler of Oruku community, Igwe Emmanuel Mbah and other personalities in the community.
It was learnt that the two corpses of the victims were removed by policemen to a morgue in Enugu hours after the incident on Friday.