Gunmen, Tuesday, invaded the security office of the Central Neighbourhood Watch at Ogrute, Enugu Ezike, Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area, Enugu State, killing the Commander and one other, while three others sustained injuries.
Sources said the attackers numbering about 12 arrived at the scene around 1 am yesterday morning, on six motorcycles, and opened fire on the security personnel who took strategic positions within the vicinity.
They reportedly shot one of the security personnel known as Akwete before they ordered another security man to lead them to the room, where the commander, identified as Chinedu Urama, stayed.
The gunmen reportedly sprayed Urama with bullets, but none penetrated before they resorted to using dangerous weapons like dagger, axe and heavy wooden planks on him until they left him dead.
Not done yet, they set ablaze four security vehicles parked in the premises, including two Sienna buses donated to the security outfit by Enugu-Ezike indigenes in Diaspora, during their last reunion in December 2020.
When the reporter visited the scene yesterday morning, there was uncontrollable wailing as onlookers and sympathisers besieged the area. Many described the deceased Commander as a crime cracker who burst and also recorded several successes in crime-fighting in the area.
Policemen from Enugu Ezike Division had visited the scene and also cordoned off the premises, while the Chairman of Igbo-Eze North LGA, Prince Ejike Itodo, who earlier visited, was devastated over the incident and assured that justice will be served over the incident.