Some gunmen suspected to be hired killers on Saturday assasinated a 30-year-old bank worker, Enyioma Okwudiri, in Umuka, in the Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State.
The suspects also killed a 38-year-old man, Nanman Lamak, who hailed from Jos, Plateau State. Both men were together when the assailants struck around 9pm.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Okwudiri was giving Lamak a lift in his car and another lady, whose identity had yet to be identified, when the killers, who were said to be in another car, cornered their vehicle.
They were said to have shot dead the duo before fleeing the scene.
Sources said that it was a clear case of assassination, adding that the gunmen shot the two men repeatedly and did not steal any of their belongings.
“They cornered the vehicle, shot Okwudiri and Lamak continuously until they died. The gunmen did not take anything from them, not even their phones,” a source said.
The lady had been arrested by policemen from the Okigwe Area Command.
An eyewitness said the gunmen also killed two other persons at Njeagwake Okigwe town.
The victims were reportedly making use of an Automated Teller Machine when they were shot dead.
The Transition Committee Chairman of the Okigwe LGA, Sunny Chiadi, who confirmed the killings in a telephone chat, said indications showed that the gunmen could be hired assassins.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Andrew Enwerem, said he was yet to be briefed.
Okeoma Chidiebube ( PUNCH)