A young Nigerian man, identified as Izuchukwu Charles Igweka, was reportedly shot dead by unknown gunmen two days before his traditional wedding in Anambra State.
According to reports, the incident happened in Ukpor Town, Nnewi South Local Government Area of the state, around 10 p.m. on Wednesday night, January 5, 2023.
Izuchukwu was set to tie the knot traditionally with his hearthtob, Chinenye Linda Chukwuchekwa, on January 7 in Ezekwuabo-Otolo Nnewi before the unfortunate incident.
Friends and family have since taken to social media to express their grief over his tragic death. One of his friends, Obi Chibuike Charles, said that they were together when the gunmen attacked them.
“It’s very hard to type goodbye bro but God knows the best, Nigeria has happened to you and Nigeria has failed you bro. Full of life yesterday, today you’re been laid to mother earth. my bro I just wish you can wake and tell me it’s all a prank because we have many things to achieve together, Ichie I’m sorry that yesterday when unknown gunmen attacked us I couldn’t do anything.
“We have survived many things together and they choose to take you away from me, your traditional marriage is coming up next tomorrow which is 7th and we have planned on how to shut down as usual but they came yesterday and took your life forcefully. What more can I say to a brother and friend like you at this point if not farewell. Turnfire I’ll choose you over and over and over again because you’re too good to be a human.Rest well my brother till we meet to part no more. I love you bro forever”. Obi wrote.