The Police Command in Anambra state has confirmed the killing of three commuters along, Afor Nnobi market in Idemili South local government area of the state.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Tochukwu Ikenga said the victims who were identified as Johnbosco Ojukwu, aged 33, Rapuluchukwu Ugoeze aged 30 years and Chukwuemeka Nwokebagu 31 years old were confirmed dead by a medical doctor on duty at the hospital they were rushed to.
Yet to be identified gunmen violently attacked the unsuspecting members of the public at about twenty minutes before eight on Sunday evening along, Afor Nnobi Market.
The hoodlums also set ablaze one shuttle bus, one Toyota Sienna, and a Toyota Hilux.
The statement noted that the commissioner of Police in Anambra state, Mr. Tony Olofu has detailed Crack Team led by Assistant Commissioner of Police for -an -a spot assessment of the scene of the incident.
The team is to identify and apprehend the hoodlums and bring them to the book.
The Police Commissioner describes the attack as unfortunate and calls on anyone with useful information that will aid the ongoing investigation to come forward as confidentiality is guaranteed.
Writing by Uche Ndeke, editing by Abdullahi Lamino