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Rumoured killings disrupt school activities in Awka, residents scamper for safety

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Rumours of the killing of some folks in Awka the capital of Anambra State, on Monday, disrupted faculty actions, with most colleges shutting down in concern.

The hearsay first got here that there have been shootings on the standard Eke Awka market, whereas some folks had additionally been killed.

The hearsay escalated, when some folks began panicking after one other model of the story had it {that a} principal of a well-liked authorities owned secondary faculty had been gunned down by rampaging gunmen.

As at 12pm, college students of faculty within the State capital had been despatched dwelling by faculty managements, with most dad and mom scampering to select up their wards.

A father or mother, Mrs Uchechi Obi who spoke to DAILY POST stated: “I’m listening to too many tales, some say there have been killings at Eke Awka, different model say unknown gunmen are in Amawbia, and had attacked a college, killing the principal.

“I don’t know which one is true, however to be on the secure facet, I made a decision to go and produce again my baby.”

As at 2pm, all colleges within the State capital had formally closed, with pupils despatched dwelling.

Checks by our correspondent, nonetheless, revealed that the hearsay was triggered by gunshots stated to have been fired by safety operatives at Eke Awka, the place they’d gone to arrest a legal, stated to be concerned in a latest assault on the police.

Spokesperson of the Anambra State Police Command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga when contacted stated he was not conscious of any gunmen assault in Awka.

“I’m not conscious of it. I’ve heard the rumours too, however there may be nothing like that to my discover now. I’ll let you realize if we get such info,” he stated.

Ikenga confirmed that police operatives fired pictures at Eke Awka whereas making an attempt to arrest a suspect who was stated to have participated in a latest assault on police patrol group.

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