Unknown gunmen have killed a commander of the Anambra Vigilante Group and two of his orderlies in Igboukwu community, Aguata Council Area of the State.
The vigilante commander popularly called Shaba, was with his orderlies at a bar in Nkwo Market at Igboukwu on Tuesday night, October 11, 2022, when the assailants opened fire on them.
The attackers were said to have driven to the bar, alighted from their vehicle and opened fire on the two orderlies at the entrance of the bar before going inside to shoot the commander dead.
There were claims that the killing was carried out by members of a kidnapping ring whose leader was busted by Shaba’s team some days ago.
Spokesman of the state Police Command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, who confirmed the incident said an operation is on to apprehend the attackers.
“There is a deliberate operation ongoing now aimed at apprehending the attackers. Meanwhile, patrols have been intensified within Aguata and its environs. Further development shall be communicated please,” the PPRO added.