CITIZENS COMPASS —A nightclub in Oba, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State has been attacked by suspected gunmen.
It was learnt that the club, Porsche Nightclub was in full activities when the gunmen struck killing some of the ckubbers.
Eye witnesses’ accounts said the club was in dissarray as at the time of filing this report.
The incident reportedly occurred on Sunday.
A source, Chukwuemeka Ezefunamba, said the gunmen came to kidnap the owner of the club but were resisted by security men attached to the club.
“As a result of the resistance, the gunmen started shooting sporadically, killing many people in the process.
“They also beheaded one of the security men who resisted them from taking the owner of the nightclub,” he said.
In a telephone conversation, spokesperson, Anambra State Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the police recovered some bodies from the scene.
He added that many others sustained injuries.
The spokesperson said two bodies were recovered from the scene of the incident.
“ Our men responded to a distress call, following a shooting incident that occurred at a nightclub, known as Porsche in Oba.
“But when the security operatives arrived at the scene, the hoodlums had already fled and we were able to recover two yet-to-be-identified corpses.
“Two vigilantes, including the hotel security guards also sustained fatal injuries from the gunshots, three other persons also sustained gunshot wounds.
“We are currently monitoring the situation and calm has returned to Oba Community.
Some of the eyewitnesses have given us information that is helpful,” Ikenga said.
He said that no arrest had been made and that the people were willing to help with information they were currently working on.
An eyewitness account said that the gunmen attempted to kidnap the owner of the club, but were repelled by security men attached to the club and in the process, two vigilante men were shot dead and several others injured.
Recall that a popular witch doctor, Akwa Okuko, had been attacked months back in the same community.
He later confessed that he surrendered himself to avoid collateral damage that would have happened if he resisted. It was rumoured that he paid over N400 million to regain freedom.