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Monday, May 27, 2024

ARTMA official murdered in Anambra  

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An official of the Anambra Road Traffic Management Agency, ARTMA, has been killed by gunmen in Awka, the state capital.

A source disclosed that the incident occurred close to a motor park where commuters ferry passengers from Awka to Nnewi.

“The man who was killed is an ARTMA official. He stopped some people who were driving a Toyota Sienna vehicle with tinted glasses, and the people shot him and drove off.

“It happened just close to me as I was boarding a vehicle this morning to go to Nnewi,” the source said.

The ARTMA official’s killing is coming a few hours after another person was murdered by rampaging gunmen at Aroma junction on Wednesday evening.

There have been cult related killings in Awka since the Easter period.

Though it was not clear if Thursday morning’s incident was related to cultism.

The Anambra State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Tochukwu Ikenga was yet to react to the killing as of the time of filing this report.

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