Gunmen kill UNIZIK lecturer in Anambra

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Gunmen have killed a lecturer at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State.

Prof. Anthony Eze of the Faculty of Education was shot dead in the early hours of Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

It was gathered that the assailants stormed the deceased’s residence in Awka with a Toyota Corolla salon car and shot him at close range.

A resident of the area, who preferred anonymity, said the deceased attempted to flee on sighting the assailants who rushed and shot him repeatedly into his chest.

“We were here this morning when the man was driving out of his house and suddenly a Toyota Corolla salon car pulled towards the entrance of his house,” the source said.

“When he tried to drive back they followed him and shot him, emptying about four bullets into his chest. As soon as they executed their plot, they fled to an unknown destination while we ran for our lives.”

He said the deceased was rushed to the General Hospital Amaku where he was confirmed dead by the doctor.

Acting Director of Information and Public Relations, UNIZIK, Chika Ene, who confirmed the incident said she was yet to receive full details.

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