Police begin manhunt for assassins of prominent Enugu engineer

 The Command in Enugu State say they have begun manhunt for the gunmen that shot and killed an Enugu-based prominent civil engineer, Mr Okwudili Uga, 40, Enugu metropolis.

The incident took place at about 8p.m. on April , near the Sani Abacha Roundabout, Phase-6, Trans-Ekulu axis of Enugu metropolis.

The command’s Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Enugu.

Ndukwe said that the command had begun an into the unfortunate incident.

He said that the state Commissioner of , Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, had directed that the assailants must be arrested to face the .

“The command will leave no stone unturned in the until those behind the dastardly act are all rounded up and made to face the wrath of the ,’’ Ndukwe assured.

An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity to NAN, said that the deceased, who hailed Imezi-Owa in Ezeagu Local Government Area of the state, was killed about few metres to his residence.

The eyewitness said the deceased was trailed by his assailants, who first shot at his tyres to demobilise him and later rained bullets on him and sped off.

“He was rushed to St. Leo , Enugu where the doctors on duty referred him to 82 Division Military and was later confirmed dead at the .

“His body has been deposited in a mortuary,’’ Ndukwe said. (NAN)