Izuchukwu Charles Igweka, a young Nigerian man, was reportedly shot dead by unidentified gunmen two days before his traditional wedding in Anambra State.


The incident reportedly took place on January 5, 2023, around 10 p.m. in Ukpor Town, Nnewi South Local Government Area of the state.

Before the terrible incident, Izuchukwu and Chinenye Linda Chukwuchekwa were planning to get married traditionally on January 7 in Ezekwuabo-Otolo Nnewi.

Since his terrible death, friends and relatives have expressed their sorrow on social media. Obi Chibuike Charles, one of his companions, claimed that they were all present when the gunmen attacked them.

Obi wrote:

“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”.