The killing of local vigilante operatives in Oba, Idemili North Local Government Area of the State, in a nightclub called Porsche, has been confirmed by the Anambra State Police Command.
Spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga confirmed this to DAILY POST in a phone call.
He said: “Yes, the incident happened. Our men were alerted and they quickly moved to the scene of the incident but the gunmen had already fled.
“Our men have recovered the bodies of the vigilante operatives who were fatally wounded, while others sustained various degrees of injury.
“We have also fully deployed our men to Oba and an operation is ongoing. So far, no arrest has been made,” he said.
Oba, a growing suburban town in Anambra, is close to Onitsha and has a high number of hospitality facilities, with a burgeoning nightlife.
Sunday night’s attack on Porsche Nightclub is not the first in the town. A popular native doctor, Akwa Okuko had months back been kidnapped by gunmen in his hotel and was later released after payment of ransom.
A source in Oba put the number of those killed at Porsche Nightclub at seven while one of the security operatives was beheaded, and another had his foot cut off and made away with by the invading gunmen.