Gunmen Kill Wife Of Vigilante Leader In Enugu

Gunmen have killed the wife of a leader of a local vigilante operative in Umuopu, Enugu-Ezike, a community in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria’s South-east.

The incident happened on Friday night.

The victim, Ogochukwu Onuh, was shot dead after her husband, simply known as Akada, reportedly escaped from the gunmen.

Sources said the gunmen were infuriated that the vigilante leader, who was their target, escaped, prompting them to kill the wife.

The incident occurs barely three weeks after another leader of the community’s vigilante group, identified as Levi was shot dead by gunmen.

It is not clear, for now, if they are the same gunmen responsible for both killings.

“They shot the woman and left almost immediately. So, people raised an alarm. We then rushed her to the hospital where she finally died,” a source from the community told Newsmen.

Her husband, the vigilante leader, was said to be leading an onslaught against gunmen terrorising the community.

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