The victim, a heavily built middle-aged man identified as ‘Ayaka’, was a very popular figure in the area.
He was said to be a commercial bus driver.
The heavily armed hoodlums, who also wore bullet proof vests, shot Ayaka while he was drinking in a bar with other customers.
Eyewitnesses reported that the gunmen, who were about 10 in number, stormed Obiagu at about 5:00pm and fired several shots into the air.
The sound of the gunshots caused panic in the highly populated area, as people, including residents, shop owners and visitors, fled in different directions.
Others watched from a safe distance as the group approached the bar, where Ayaka was.
On sighting Ayaka at the bar, the hoodlums shot him several times, and made sure he was dead before they stopped shooting.
No other person was injured in the attack.
However, the eyewitnesses further said the gunmen dispossessed other customers in the bar of their valuables.
Moments later, the hoodlums escaped in three vehicles – two Toyota Camry cars and a Sienna mini bus.
The attack lasted for about 20 minutes.
Men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Enugu State Police Command later arrived at the scene some ten minutes after the hoodlums had left.
Spokesman for the Enugu State Police Command, Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident, later disclosed that one of the gunmen was killed, while two others were arrested, in a shootout with policemen.