Gunmen Invade Anambra Community, Snatch Guns From Vigilante Operatives
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Gunmen Invade Anambra Community, Snatch Guns From Vigilante Operatives


Hoodlums, suspected to be gunmen, on Friday night, invaded Ebenator community in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State and moved from house to house to snatch guns from members of the Anambra Vigilante Group (AVG) residing in the community. According to a source who spoke under the condition of anonymity, the gunmen, numbering about thirty, stormed the community at about 11 pm and started moving from house to house to dispossess the security men of their guns.

It was reported that in each house they entered, they first tied up all the adult family members sighted in the house, dispossessed them of their phones and other belongings, and started beating them with machetes, while coercing and awaiting the security officer to ‘hand-over’ his gun to them.

It was also gathered that they beat up, machetes and injured some of the security men, especially those who attempted to dare them, delay them or even deny having any gun in their possession.

Another source who simply identified himself as Sam alleged that the gunmen, who are now popularly known and addressed as ‘Ụmụọma’ in the entire area, had also recently carried out such invasion and operation in other neighbouring communities in the area, including Ezinifite, where they officially wrote to the Traditional Ruler of the community to gather and assemble all the security men’s guns in the community at a specific venue, where they went and carry them on a fixed date contained in the letter.


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