Unknown gunmen have murdered four persons, including a pregnant woman, in Anambra State.
TheNigerian News gathered that the incident happened at Nzomiwu street, Eziani community, Ihiala Local Government Area of the state, on Tuesday.
The hoodlums reportedly shot into the air to scare residents away, before killing their victims.
According to the eyewitnesses, the assailants fled the scene after killing the victims.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the Anambra State Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the attack, said the police authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
He said, “Police/military operations have been intensified in Ihiala and its neighbouring town as operatives responded to a distress call in the early hours of Tuesday on Nzomiwu Street, Eziani, Ihiala, recovered lifeless bodies, three males and one female at the scene.
“Preliminary information revealed that the criminal elements armed with Ak47, started shooting indiscriminately and unprovoked, unfortunately, bullets hit four unarmed civilians. The bodies have been deposited in the morgue.”