NEWS reaching us says not  less  than five persons have been reported killed by gunmen in Ozubulu, in the Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State

The office and vehicles belonging to the vigilance group in the area were set ablaze.

A businessman, whose identity could not be confirmed, was among those killed.

Ikenga Tochukwu, the State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident but said he had not been briefed on the number of casualties.

Tochukwu said, the gunmen came in Sienna vehicles, motorcycles and attacked the office of the vigilante. Security operatives have been deployed in the area. He said the incident happened around 7 pm on Sunday.|”

A source in the area said five bodies were found at the scene of the incident.