Commercial tricycle rider also known as Keke rider has been killed by stray bullets at New road junction at Oba Community in the Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
It was gathered that the attack occurred between the hours of 3 and 4 pm on Sunday, after the deceased commercial tricycle rider ran into the attack where group of armed boys, chased occupants inside a GLK vehicle from Onitsha area along the Onitsha-Owerri, and started shooting at their target towards the New road junction in the Oba community.
We learnt that, the killers inside three different exotic cars put on masks to cover their faces.
The incident we also learnt, made traders and other road users in the area to quickly scamper for safety.
According to witnesses, the gunmen inside three exotic cars, overtook Nnamdi Paul Odoh who was on the steering wheel driving the GLK vehicle, shot directly at him with pump action gun, but another occupant inside the vehicle escaped despite several shots fired at him.
“This time, the Keke driver who was not aware of the attack, drove into the scene. And some of the bullets hit him. He was crying for help but people came out to rescue him to the nearby hospital after the gunmen left the scene”, one of the onlookers said.
The Keke driver was hit on the stomach, rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to onlookers.
Accordingly, a good Samaritan was said to have driven the GLK vehicle, with attempt to save Nnamdi Paul Odoh life by rushing him to teaching hospital at Nnewi, as the bullets were said to have penetrated through his neck.
Nnamdi Paul Odoh, according to his Facebook profile account, graduated from Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra state and was seen among his school mates in photographs he posted in April, 2022, celebrating his graduation from the polytechnic.
Nnamdi Paul Odoh reportedly posted a video of himself cruising in his car while returning from hangout, moments before he was killed.
Residents said few weeks ago, there was mass arrests of suspected secret cult members, led by the Anti Cult team of the Nigeria Police Force with the support of the Anambra State Joint Security Operatives, comprising men of the the Ebubeagu, DSS, Nigerian Army, among other agencies at different hotels close to the New road junction in the Oba community.
Residents said the mass arrests which began around 10 pm and lasted till 11 pm led to the arrest of about 100 boys in the area.