Gunmen have reportedly killed at least five persons in Ozubulu, in the Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State Sunday evening.

A businessman whose identity could not be ascertained as of press time was among those killed.

The office and vehicles belonging to the vigilance group in the area were also set ablaze.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu confirmed the incident but said he had not been briefed on the number of casualties.

The PPRO said,” Yes, there was an attack on Ozubulu but not the police station but vigilante office by the hoodlums

“They came in Sienna vehicles, motorcycles and attacked the office of the vigilante. Security operatives have been deployed to the area and normalcy has been restored.”

Tochukwu said the incident happened around 7pm on Sunday

A source in the area said five bodies were found at the scene of the incident.

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