Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers attacked travellers along the Ugwogo-Neke Road in Enugu State on Friday, and reportedly killed two persons.
The incident occurred at a border between Enugu East and Isi-Uzo local government areas of the State.
The Ugwogo area of Enugu State has been notorious for kidnapping activities, a situation that has made travelling on roads within the area a nightmare.
The suspected kidnappers swooped on passersby along the road, shot at incoming vehicles and killed two persons.
An eyewitness who confirmed the incident said, “Chief Cyril Mbah from Neke Odenigbo-Nike was gunned down by suspected kidnappers along Ugwogo/Isi-Uzo Road, near Neke Odenigbo junction.
“He was rushing home with his daughter in his car when he ran into a group of suspected kidnappers who suddenly opened fire on him. Unfortunately, he couldn’t survive the gunshots but nothing happened to his daughter.
“The kidnappers went further, fired and flattened the tires of another vehicle approaching the scene and successfully whisked away the driver and other people on board. Till now, no one is certain where they are.”