Gunmen, on Wednesday afternoon, killed a young man at the popular Aroma Junction, Awka, Anambra State capital.
The gunmen intercepted the young man whose identity is yet to be ascertained under Aroma flyover and pursued him to side shot him severally in the head and chest till he was confirmed dead.
An eye witness at Aroma who never wanted her name on print said that she was at her business site when she suddenly saw young men pursuing another man.
She said that when she saw them pursuing the man she thought they were his brothers who wanted to arrest him, maybe for running away from their family.
She said that when she started hearing gunshots then she had to run into hiding.
According to her, she ran into hiding so that they will not accuse her of seeing their faces because she was close.
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“I have been at this aroma for years I have not witnessed this kind of thing,” she said.
Another eyewitness who almost fell unconscious said that she was face to face with them when they dragged the young man and started shooting him.
According to her, she ran for her life because she does not want stray bullets to hit her.
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“This is unbelievable, I cannot get myself now. This is terrible ” she said.
According to her, many people sustained injuries while scampering to safety because of the gunshots.
“This is unbelievable, it is inexplicable how life has become so cheap in this country. People kill a fellow human being like a chicken while others watch helplessly.
“With what I saw today, there is no value for life in our system again. The attackers did not mask up and they did not come with vehicles, they just walked leisurely,” she added.
He however said that the police are on it and have taken charge of the area.
Also, another witness who simply identified himself as IG said the boy has been giving his mothers sleepness nights.
According to him, the killing could be linked to a cult war going on in Awka over the years.
The spokesman for Anambra State police command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident said it was a cult-related issue.
According to him, police preliminary investigation revealed that the incident was cult-related war.