Heavily armed cultists kill man in Enugu (photos)
Gunmen suspected to be cultists killed a man on Wednesday in Obiagu area, Enugu State. According to a News eyewitness, the victim, identified as Ayaka, was in his late 20s.
The suspected cultists, armed with assault riffles, riddled his body with bullets and escaped before the police arrived.
The eyewitness reported that sporadic gunshots in the area disrupted activities as everyone ran for their lives while screaming and shouting. When the heavily built gunmen, about 10 of them, were done with the attack, they entered into two different cars, a Sienna and a Camry 2002 model and sped away. They also collected another Camry from a man at gun point.
When calm was restored, people started going back to the scene where the shooting took place and saw the lifeless body which was thrown into a gutter. The police arrived after some minutes…
Some residents at the scene however claim that guy they killed was also a notorious cultist. Spokesman for the Enugu state Police Command, Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident, later disclosed that one of the gunmen was killed, while two others were arrested, in a shootout with police men.