A man and woman set to be married in Enugu were Friday shot dead by gunmen suspected to be cult members.
Also killed were three other persons, including the manager of a filling station during the sporadic shooting by the unknown gunmen who had laid siege on Abakpa and Trans-Ekulu area of Enugu.
The incident occurred Friday night at a filling station close to Dhamija Bridge opposite Our Lord’s Chosen Church, Trans-Ekulu on the Enugu – Onitsha Expressway.
Gunmen were said to have trailed the couple, who were finalizing arrangements for their wedding yesterday, to the filling station where they were said to be buying fuel, shooting sporadically at the bride and groom who were in their car buying fuel. They reportedly died on the spot.
The manager of the filling station, a pump attendant and another person buying fuel at the time were also shot dead by the gunmen who immediately thereafter fled in their waiting vehicle.
Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident when contacted yesterday.
“There was an incident that led to the death of some people following sporadic shooting by suspected hoodlums before the arrival of security operatives and we have put measures on ground to unmask them,” he said.