There was tension in Ogbor-Hill Aba, Abia State – yesterday as unknown gunmen gruesomely murdered two men popularly known as Sammy and Alaba.
The incident, as gathered took place by past 10 am under the popular Aba waterside bridge in Ogbor-Hill, Aba.
Eyewitnesses said Sammy and Alaba who both deal differently with musical equipment and footwear along the waterside road were killed by the gunmen who seem to have trailed both men.
One of the eyewitnesses who spoke anonymously said that the killers came on four tricycles loaded with four boys in each tricycles when they ambushed the two friends at their meeting point.
“I was here watching around when some gunmen confronted Alaba in his shop over there. However, before the gunmen came, Alaba’s friend, Sammy parked his car and came around to greet him as usual because we all know them here.
“Suddenly some gunmen with four tricycles confronted Alaba and one of them was asking money-related questions and nobody expected the sudden shooting of Alaba which scared everyone.
“We were all watching from afar when the same people shot Sammy and used an axe on him there. Sammy’s shop is the green and white shop after the waterside bridge while Alaba is the one with green colour along Omoba immediately under the bridge.
“It was disturbing that this thing happened just a few metres away from the Eziama Police Station without any presence of police. You can see that the whole area is deserted as nobody is around due to fear.”
Meanwhile, reports has it that Alaba’s young son was shot at the same time his father was killed and is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital while the bodies of the deceased have been deposited in the mortuary.
When contacted to know what police is doing about the situation, Abia State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Geoffrey Ogbonna did not respond to calls placed on his mobile lines.