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Lawless Country: Gunmen raid estate in Ovi Local Government, Anambra State



It’s been probably a week of bad news after news, with the insecurities going overboard with multiple attacks been reported by the minute, or lives being lost to banditry.

Reports have it that residents of 3-3 estate at Nkwelle Ezunaka, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra state, were feared be casualties of the Sunday night raid by unknown gunmen as they engaged military persons in a gun duel.

A military source who spoke to Blueprint said the gun duel had lasted for about three hours as it started around 10pm on Sunday, and had led to the death of a civilian by stray bullets. According to the reports, the unidentified civilian was dropped dead by a road side during the gun slinging, even though there weren’t any confirmed deaths on both sides.

A resident of the estate, who witnessed the incident, reported that bullets flee around like rain drops on a roof top as expended shells dropped.

The resident further added that the hoodlums had drove to the military check-point in the estate to start the fight as they rained bullets at them on the night for 3 hours.

Reports by Blueprint spoke of the gunmen escaping from to the Government Reserved Area (GRA) at Onitsha, where they also threw gunshots sporadically, which weren’t confirmed by the Police within the Local Government area.