By Christopher Isiguzo
No fewer than two persons were killed over the weekend in Enugu by unknown gunmen.
The two persons who were shot by the yet-to-be identified gunmen were killed within the Trans-Ekulu area of the state capital. The gunmen were said to have been operating within the same area where most of the kidnap cases recorded in the state in recent time had taken place.
One of the victims, identified as a staff of the presidency attached to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Mr. Ikechukwu Alaku, was killed in his residence at Transekulu at about 3.00 a.m.
THISDAY checks revealed that Alaku, who hailed from Aku in Igboetiti local government area of the state, met his untimely death in the hands of three assailants who stormed his residence in the early hours of Sunday
It was learnt that the yet to be identified men had actually kept him on the monitor and had visited his residence earlier on but could not see him. They were said to have removed nothing from the residence of Alaku, said to be the President General of the Aku Town Union, Enugu State.
The other victim is Mr. Jude Ngwu who hailed from Ugwueke in Abakpa, Nike Enugu East Council. He was killed on his way back home from dropping off a friend said to have visited him.
It was gathered that Ngwu who was the immediate past Treasurer of Umuchigbo Autonomous community in Abakpa-Nike was preparing for his church wedding fixed for January 7, 2013.
The assailants had trailed him as he went to drop one his friends whose names was not identified as at press time, at Ugwueke axis of Abakpa Urban. They were said to have blocked him with an L300 Mitsubishi bus and immediately opened fire on him leading to his death.
Contacted Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Enugu state, Ebere Amaraizu confirmed the killings, though no suspect had been arrested in respect of their murder. He said investigations had commenced into the killings.