An eye-witness who pleaded anonymity, in Nsukka on Tuesday said that the assassins stormed the woman’s house at bout 10.32 p.m. on Feb. 17, briefly asking her some questions before shooting her dead in the presence of her husband.
“The assassinated woman is a staff of the University of Nigeria Nsukka.
“The gunmen spoke briefly with the woman before riddling her body with bullets.”
The eye-witness added that one of the questions they asked the woman was: “Are you mama Anayo? We have a letter for you.
“However, luck ran out against one of the assassins when members of a vigilance group on duty rushed to the scene and apprehended him as he tried to zoom off with the motorcycle they came with, while the two others escaped.
“The vigilance group members, who later alerted the police, gave the suspected assassin deep machete cut on his head.
“The police then took the suspected assassin to the Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka, for treatment.”