The serene Otolokpo community in Ika North East area of Delta State was brought to its feet when a group of armed robbers stormed the area, looted houses and shot two people dead, one of whom is a retired village headmaster, David Nwadialo. PUNCH reports that the unidentified men robbed Nwadialo’s wife after killing her husband. Next, they stormed the home of a trader, Dina Utomi, who they also robbed and killed. The robbers then proceeded to attack the whole community, injuring several people with stray bullets. Some of those injured include the town’s community’s members.
An eyewitness told PUNCH, “The attack has caused panic in the community. We are calling on the state government and the police to arrest the perpetrators of the act.”
However, the community’s monarch, Collins Ezenwali, said it was strange that the men could invade his community. He described the attack as ‘barbaric’, and challenged security operatives to “fish out those behind the attack.”
Confirming this incident, the state police spokesperson, Mrs. Celestina Kalu, said, “Investigation is ongoing with a view to fishing out the attackers. No arrest has been made yet.”