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Unknown gunmen have allegedly murdered a legal practitioner and State Counsel with the Abia State Ministry of Justice, identified as Blessing Nwalaocha in Abia State.

The assailants allegedly waylaid Nwalaocha a few kilometers to his house at Alaoji, along Aba-Ikot Ekpene highway, Obingwa council Area of the state, and killed him.

According to an anonymous source, “It was like the gunmen trailed him from a distance without his knowledge. They blocked his car with a tricycle and dragged him out. He resisted them but was overpowered by the gang who dealt him machete cuts.

He bled to death while the gang left with his car. There seems to be a planned onslaught against lawyers in Aba. Few days ago, a lawyer was kidnapped at waterside and another one along Ikot Ekpene road. Now, Nwalaocha has been assassinated. The Abia state government should do more to check the rising insecurity in the area.”

The caused some panic in community as residents and shop owners fled the area for fear of Police arrest. However, a team of Policemen later stormed the area and took his corpse to the morgue.

A Police source who confirmed the incident started that investigations have commenced on the matter.

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