One dead as unknown Gunmen throws victims inside river in Anambra state


Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have abducted and thrown some of their victims off a bridge to a drainage channel.

Our correspondent gathered that the incident happened at Alor, in the Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State on Sunday.

The victims were said to have been abducted along Nnobi-Nnewi Road and taken to Alor, where they were thrown down into the Obiaja River.

A video currently trending on social media showed one of the abductees narrating his ordeal to men of the Tiger Squad Local Vigilantes, Alor. The victim, Benjamin Okafor, said he was driving in his Toyota Camry to his hometown, Amichi, in the Nnewi South LGA with one other person, when they were abducted around 9pm.

He said the abductors, after driving halfway into the 20-foot high bridge, threw them down, adding that he landed on a cemented base.

The second victim did not survive the fall as his lifeless body was found in the drainage, covered by flood and pebbles.

The surviving victim also sustained varying degrees of injury.

The spokesperson for the Anambra State Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident.

He said, “The man was rescued and he is currently receiving treatment in a hospital. He was later identified and united with his family members. Meanwhile, the second victim has been taken to a morgue and investigation has since commenced.”

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