Gunmen, numbering eight, on Wednesday stoned a middle-aged man in Iyiazu, Oshiri community in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Chikezie Agu to death after failing to kill him with their guns.
The hoodlums had intercepted Mr. Agu and wife, Blessing, who were going to see someone in a nearby village, with their bike and shot at the deceased.
Police spokesperson in the state, George Okafor, who confirmed the incident, said when the hoodlums shot Agu and he did not die instantly, they battered him on the head with stones until he died.
He said the deceased’s motorcycle was set ablaze by the gunmen after stoning him to death and running away.
Meanwhile, the command has recovered the Ak-47 rifle snatched by some youths of Amaoffia Ngbo community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state last week during an attack on policemen, who were attempting to arrest a suspect.