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Police Order Manhunt For Killers Of Former High Court Judge In Southeast

The police in Enugu State have promised to find the killers of a former high court judge who was killed.

A hunt for the killers of a former high court judge in Enugu State, Southeast Nigeria has been launched by the state police command.

Stanley Nnaji, the deceased judge was reportedly killed by yet-to-be identified shooters on Sunday evening, May 30, 2021.

The death of the former chief judge comes hours after Ahmed Gulak was killed in Imo state, also in the southeast. 

In a video posted by Eons Intelligent at 11:41 a.m. Monday, three armed men were seen dragging the victim out of a car before shooting him dead and driving off.

The Enugu State Police Command in a statement on Monday morning said that it had yet to identify the man in the video as the former high court judge but had, however, ordered an investigation into his death.

“The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Mohammed Aliyu, has ordered the launch of a full-scale manhunt for yet-to-be-identified armed assailants,” the statement read.

According to the police, “The victim, whose true identity is yet to be known,” was deposited to the mortuary for an autopsy, after he was confirmed dead by doctors at a hospital.

When he was called by HumAngle, Daniel Ndukwe, spokesperson of the Enugu Police Command who signed the statement was not readily available to provide additional information on the ongoing investigation.

The Southeast region of Nigeria has recorded disturbing violence in recent times. Arsonists have targeted and burned down government institutions in the region.

In May alone, five offices belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were razed by arsonists while police stations have also been targeted in the same vein.

Between April 6 and May 9, 16 security operatives (comprising the police and military) have been killed in the Southeast.

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Chigozie Victor

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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