A gang of armed men killed two young businessmen in Aba, Abia, on Tuesday.
Police Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna confirmed the murder to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The spokesman said the incident happened in the Ogbor Hill area of Aba.
“Report is still sketchy, but the police have stepped into action”, he added.
An eyewitness disclosed that the victims were killed under Ogbor Hill Waterside Bridge.
They were dealers in musical equipment and footwear before they were killed.
The source said the killers arrived in four tricycles with four assailants in each,
“One of the victims pulled his car over to greet his friend, the other victim.
“The gunmen suddenly arrived in four tricycles and demanded some money. In the ensuing argument, they shot the victims.”
The attackers hit their targets a few metres from the Eziama Police Station.