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In what we suspect to be cult-related, a Nigerian based in Malaysia, identified as Samuel Kalu has brutally killed by unknown gunmen.
Kalu who hailed from Ibinaukwu Igbere, in Bende Local Government Area of Abia was born and raised in Ndiegoro area of Aba before he travelled to Malaysia for greener pasture.
Friends and residents of Ndiegoro area of Aba, Abia State, are in a panic as they mourn the deceased popularly known as ‘aka aki ilu- bitter kola’ who was shot dead at a barbing salon at Umuibe Street, off Item Road, Ndiegoro Aba, on Sunday evening, September 27.
A friend of the deceased, Maduka Lawrence, took to Facebook to describe the moment he saw his body.
“My heart bleeds…as I saw you today lying lifeless in the pool of your own blood. I and other Umuebiri wept uncontrollably but we realised that couldnt bring you back. Rest in peace Aki Ilu….good brother.” he wrote.
According to him, Kalu stayed with his wife, a daughter and aged parents when he recently returned from his base in Malaysia before the Coronavirus outbreak.
Kalu who reportedly returned from his base in Kuala Lumpur stays with his aged parents before the COVID-19 lockdown and had planned his return before his murder.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, who confirmed the incident, said the case is under investigation.
“We learnt that the young man was shot in a barbing saloon. He got a call and either he directed them to where he went or the people went in there and shot him. The case is under investigation. We are doing our best to track the hoodlums,” he said.