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Gunmen disrupt funeral, kidnap one in Anambra

Some gunmen stormed a funeral in Ndingbu, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, on Friday.

A report said the gunmen also went to Utuh community also in Newi South, and attacked an office used by vigilante operatives, setting it ablaze and also abducting one person.

Police spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga said the Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng has ordered a manhunt for the armed men.

He said the operatives, including Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorist unit, Special forces and others, have been ordered to go after the gunmen.

He said: “Although no notification was given to the Police about the planned burial, but information reveals that the Vigilante groups where invited.

“Further details received showed that the miscreants arrived the ceremony and started shooting sporadically in an attempt to disarm the vigilante operatives.

“In another development, the hoodlums also attacked, Utuh Viligante office, abducted one of the members of staff and set the Viligante Operation vehicle on fire.”

The Command, however, assured that the police and other security agents are firm in providing security services in the State, while also urging residents of the area to help the police with information that will aid the ongoing operation.

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