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Unknown Gunmen Murder Another Anambra Community Leader



By Praise Chinecherem

A former President General of Amansea community in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Chief Cajetan Nwokike have been allegedly murdered by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.

The deceased was said to be performing his traditional morning prayer of breaking of kola nut in the early hours of Thursday when he was killed by the assailants.

The incident is coming barely two months after another community leader and President-General of Umuoji, Chief Silas Onyima, was brutally murdered right inside his bathroom by assassins.

Confirming Nwokike’s assassination through a statement on Friday, National President of the Association of Past Presidents-General of Anambra State (APPAS), Mazi Omife Omife, said the deceased was shot on the head by the gunmen, which led to his instant death.

The statement partly read: “The Association of Past Presidents-General of Anambra State (APPAS) has received the shocking news of the brutal death of one of her members, Chief Cajetan Nwokike, former PG Amansea, who was allegedly shot dead by unknown gunmen yesterday morning in his house at Amansea.

“The report said that late Cajetan Nwokike was performing his traditional morning prayer of breaking of kola nut that fateful morning when two young men entered his house and shot him point blank on the head, killing him instantly.”

Police spokesman, SP Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident, saying the my case was being investigated.

“We received the report of the murder case and we visited the scene immediately. We recovered the body of the deceased and expended cartridges from the scene and also cordoned off the scene.

“We have also begun an investigation into the matter. And we are already getting some useful information that is helping us in carrying out the investigation,” he said.

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