The Anambra State Police command has confirmed the killing of operatives of local vigilantes in Oba, Idemili North Local Government Area of the State, in Porsche nightclub.
Gunmen reportedly invaded the nightclub on Sunday night, killing many operatives of the local security outfit.
A source in the area put the number of those killed during the attack at seven, while one of the security operatives was beheaded, and another had his foot cut off and made away with by the invading gunmen.
Confirming the horrific incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga said their men have been deployed to the area while the bodies of the slain operatives have also been recovered.
“Yes, the incident happened. Our men were alerted and they quickly moved to the scene of the incident, but the gunmen had already fled.
“Our men have recovered the bodies of the vigilante operatives who were fatally wounded, while others sustained various degrees of injury.
“We have also fully deployed our men to Oba, and operation is ongoing. So far, no arrest has been made,” he said.
Oba, a growing suburban town in Anambra State is close to Onitsha, and has a high number of hospitality facilities, with a burgeoning nightlife.
The Sunday night’s attack on Porsche Nightclub is not the first in the town. A popular native doctor, Akwa Okuko had months back been kidnapped by gunmen in his hotel and was later released after payment of ransom.