Gunmen kill two brothers at Achi in Oji River LGA of Enugu State this evening, including a former commissioner.

Witnesses said Ozo Gab Onuzulike, former Commissioner for Rural Development, was shot and killed alongside his brother Ugalli.

The shooting occurred at Eke Egbo Market in their hometown of Achi.

Police sources however said the assassins were later killed at a security checkpoint as they made their escape.

Enugu Metro could not independently confirm the killing of the assassins.

Initial reports suggested that the brothers were returning from a funeral. However, it has been confirmed that they were not at the ceremony.

Hon Onuzulike contested and lost the recent PDP primaries to represent Aninri/Awgu/Oji River federal constituency in the House of Representatives.

He served the Ugwuanyi administration as Commissioner between 2015 and 2019. Prior to this, he equally served two terms as elected Chairman of Oji River Local Government Area Council.