There was pandemonium at the Porsche Nightclub located in Oba, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, as some yet-to-be-identified armed hoodlums invaded the area and shot dead two persons while injuring many others.
It was gathered that the incident happened late on Sunday when fun seekers were catching some fun at the night club.
An eyewitness who gave his name simply as Emeka, said the gunmen attempted to kidnap the owner of the club, but were resisted by security men.
He said, “As a result of the resistance, the gunmen started shooting indiscriminately.
“They also fatally stabbed one of the security men who resisted them from taking the owner of the night club.”
Another source living around the scene, but who did not give her name, said the development created panic as residents of the area ran helter skelter while those who had gone out of the community for one function or the other, remained outside until the following morning.
“The gunmen suddenly started shooting sporadically and killing many people in the process. They also beheaded one of security men who resisted them from taking away the club owner,” she added.
When contacted on Monday, the spokesperson for Anambra State Police command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident.
Ikenga said, “Our men responded to a distress call following a shooting incident that occurred at a night club known as Posch in Oba. But when the security operatives arrived the scene, the hoodlums had already fled and we were able to recover two yet-to-be-identified corpses.
“Two vigilantes, including the hotel security guards also sustained fatal injuries from the gun shots, three other person’s also sustained gun shot wounds. We are currently monitoring the situation and calm has returned to Oba community.
“Some of the eyewitnesses have given us information that is helpful and for now, no arrest has been made and peace has returned to Oba and the people are willing to help us with that information that we are currently working on.”