Report says unknown gunmen have killed one Mr Kenneth Ekwesianya a retired director in the Anambra state ministry of education his wife Mrs Grace Ekwesianya who was until her death, a principal of a school in Azia and the daughter Miss Chioma Ekwesinaya , was almost rounding off her masters degree programme.
It was gathered that the deceased and his family, went for a church programme in their community , Azia but never had the premonition that they would meet their death in such a place.
The assailants allegedly stormed the church at about seven o’clock in the evening and shot late Ekwesianya on the head before shooting his wife , daughter and other members of the congregation.
Younger brother to the deceased and former Chairman Nigeria Medical Association , Anmabra state chapter , Doctor Emmanuel Ekwesianya who said he was trained by the deceased narrated that other members of the church sustained various degrees of bullet wounds while three of his relatives died in the incident.
Doctor Ekwesianya said the hoodlums who came in motorcycle later drove out with the deceased car before it was abandoned along the expressway.
He appealed to security agents not to sweep such matter under the carpet but work hard to unravel those behind the heinous killings.
Another indigene of the area, Mr Nze Nze who described the incident as very unfortunate, raised alarm over the rising cases of insecurity in Ihiala axis.
According to Nze, the level of cultists activities in the area in the past one year has become worrisome to residents as suspects apprehended by security agents are often times released with little or no conviction.
Confirming the incident , the Police public Relations Officer in the state , Mr Haruna Muhammed , said investigation was ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident as effort was being intensified in order to arrest perpetrators of the dastardly act and bring them to justice.