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Police Order Investigation After Armed Gang Kills 2 Vigilantes In Southeast Nigeria

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the killings in Enugu, Southeast Nigeria.

Police in Enugu State, Southeast Nigeria have ordered an investigation into an attack by an armed gang that led to the death of two members of a vigilante group inĀ  Enugu-Ezike community in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of the state.

Daniel Ndukwe, Police spokesperson in the state disclosed this in a statement made available to HumAngle on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

Ndukwe said Abubakar Lawal, the stateā€™s Commissioner of Police ordered the investigation when he visited office of Neighbourhood Watch Group in Ogurute, Enugu-Ezike of Igbo-Eze North LGA, for on-the-spot assessment of attack on the office and the gruesome murder of two of its personnel.

The armed gang during the attack set ablaze the office and patrol vehicles of the vigilante group while some other persons were seriously injured.

During the visit, the Commissioner of Police condemned the attack and described it as ā€œsenselessā€ while he called for the arrest of those behind it.

He also condoled with friends and family members of ā€œthe deceased personnel of the group and prayed for the quick recovery of those hospitalised.ā€

Meanwhile, the police said they have arrested three male suspects in connection with the crime. The command said that the suspects are helping with the ongoing investigations.

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Chigozie Victor is a journalist and a creative writer. Her work focuses on SGBV, policy and security infrastructure. The graduate of English and Literature from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka is passionate about helping audiences understand salient issues through clear reporting and multimedia journalism. She tweets at @nwaanyi_manaria

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