There was pandemonium in Oruku Community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State as gunmen on Saturday morning as gunmen reportedly killed the President-General of the Town Union, Chief Linus Nwatu.
His murder made it eight prominent residents of the Community that have been killed by gunmen suspected to be cultists used during a communal war with the neighbouring community, Umuode.
A community source to newsmen said that Chief Nwatu, a retired police officer, was shot dead in the early morning of Saturday by gunmen who broke into his house where he resided with his family members after his retirement from Nigeria Police some years back.
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The source regretted that the President-General was killed on a day that the community had scheduled to bury a member of the town’s neighbourhood watch, Mr. Dennis Ike (a.k.a Peace), who was shot dead by gunmen in the town on June 6, 2022.
“Their killers have vowed to kill us all and the government is doing nothing about it. The governor deceived us that he was making peace and abandoned us to be extinguished by Raymond Okenwa, Moses Nnamani and others.”
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Meanwhile, efforts to get reactions from the Enugu State Police Command were unsuccessful as the Command’s spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe could not be reached as at the time of giving this report.
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