No fewer than four persons have been killed by unknown gunmen, including a former Commissioner in Enugu State, Chief Gab Onuzuluike.
The unfortunate incidents which occurred on Friday evening at Oji River LGA and Aguikpa community in Nkanu East council area of the state, had a former commissioner, Onuzulike and his brother killed.
According to The Nation, both of them were returning from a burial ceremony when they were waylaid within Oji-River.
While his brother was reportedly shot dead on the spot, the former commissioner was whisked away and later killed with his vehicle taken away.
Confirming the incidents to newsmen, the police disclosed that two of the assailants were shot dead while the vehicle and their guns have been recovered.
Before the incident, two persons were reportedly shot dead at Aguikpa community in Nkanu East local government area of Enugu state Friday morning.
The victims were identified as Ikechukwu Nnamani, a former President General of the crisis-torn Oruku community and one Ndubuisi Nnamani, a native of Aguikpa community.
Village sources said some gunmen believed to be working for a faction in the Oruku communal conflict laid an ambush somewhere near the health centre at Aguikpa community in the early hours of Friday and gunned down the two persons.
While It could not be ascertained if any arrest was made by security agencies following the shooting as at the time of this report, sources have, however, said that the corpses of the victims were removed by policemen to a morgue in Enugu hours after the incident on Friday.