Chaotic shooting ensued today at a market in Ogwuagor, Abakpa Nike in Enugu East Local Government Area of the state. Two persons were reported dead while five others are seriously injured.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ebere Amaraizu, confirming the incident, said at least four persons have been arrested by the police in connection with the shooting.
The main cause of the gun battle by unknown men was yet to be ascertained as at press time. However, it was learnt that a vigilante group in the area held an election some days ago which raised unrest.
Amaraizu revealed the names of the arrested. They are Peter Nwankwo, Udeh Chimezie, Osita Onyia and one Chief Frank Eze.
He said the remains of the deceased, Sunday Eze and Nebechi Mba, have been deposited at the mortuary of the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu, while the injured, Uwadiegwu Onyegwu, Anayo Ifeji, Ani Basil, Hycienth Ugwu and Ozioma Ezekwem are also receiving treatment in an yet-to-be-identified nearby hospital.
The PPRO said investigations into the incident have commenced in full scale to ascertain the root cause of the incident while those arrested are now helping the police in their investigation.