Fear has now gripped Iggah community in Enugu State as gunmen armed with dangerous weapons like Ak 4 invaded the village on three occasions killing no fewer than four of its prominent leaders.
Those who were killed were the President General of the community, Mr. Rapheal Amuche,58, David Nwabisi Anikwe, Vice Chairman, Iggah Neighborhood Watch and Chairman, PCRC, Adani police and Herbert Igwebuike Anene a.k.a Okala.
An indigene of the community who preferred anonymity told Crime Guard that in early February this year, Herbert Anene was relaxing in front of his house with a friend, Daniel Okonkwo when members of the killer gang came on a motorcycle and focused the blinding headlamp of the motorcycle at the two persons before opening fire on them with their AK47.
Herbert Anene was said to have collapsed and was rolling on the ground until he died. His counterpart, Okonkwo had his two legs completely destroyed by bullets while he bled to death. Having confirmed that their mission has been accomplished, the killers escaped into the darkness through the bush path. Those who ran away during the shooting came back and met the blood drenched lifeless bodies of Anene and Okonkwo.
On the 17th of February, 2022, the killers struck again, this time at a neighboring town, Adani where Vice Chairman Iggah neighborhood watch and Chairman, Police Community Relations Committee, PCRC, David Anikwe lived.
They monitored him as he was relaxing in front of his house and came on motorcycles and started shooting him at close range with AK47. He fell down and died while his killers zoomed off with their motorcycle.
Sons of the victim however saw and recognized the killers. The news spread to Igga and fear engulfed the communities.