Gunmen kill cement dealer, businessman abducted in Abia


Yet-to-be identified gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have reportedly killed a cement dealer in Aba, the commercial nerve of Abia State identified as Mr. Mathew Amaiheuno.

This is even as a businessman whose name was yet-to-be ascertained was at the weekend kidnapped by a group of gunmen numbering five.

The victim was said to have been abducted along Obikabia-Umukalika road after being trailed by the hoodlums.

Our correspondent gathered that Mr. Amaiheuno who hails from Mbieri in Imo State was killed a few meters away from his shop after he had closed for the business.

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The incident, it was gathered happened at Obingwu in Ukwa West Local Government Area of the State.

A source in the Obingwu community told our correspondent that late Mr. Amaiheuno was with his wife and daughter when the man was shot by the gunmen.

Narrating the incident, the source said “The man was going back to his house from his shop when the gunmen who had been waiting for him, accosted them and demanded that the wife should hand over the bag to them.

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“The man from what we got, attempted struggling with them and in the heat of the scenario, they shot the man in the head in front of his wife and child and snatched the bag containing a huge sum of money from them.

“He was rushed to some private hospitals and clinics, but they rejected him. The man’s life could have been saved if the man was attended to immediately because he was still breathing by the time people took him to the hospital,” the source stated.

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A security source who spoke anonymously confirmed the report, but added that the incident hasn’t been officially reported to the police.


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