Ebonyi State: How Gunmen Murdered Councillor, Youth Leader in Onicha Community

Jun 4, 2024 - 14:10
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Ebonyi State: How Gunmen Murdered Councillor, Youth Leader in Onicha Community

From Omaka OKOH (Abakaliki)

Tragedy struck Onicha Community in Onicha local government area of Ebonyi state as gunmen suspected to be members of Eastern Security Network (ESN) allegedly killed  Hon. Stanley Akpa Nweze and Arinze Joshua Ugochukwu at Isu village. 

Hon. Stanley Akpa Nweze was the councilor representing Enuagu ward in Onicha Legislative Council while Arinze Joshua Ugochukwu was the Coordinator, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Onicha LGA chapter. 

The duo of Stanley and  Arinze were reportedly attacked and killed on Monday by gunmem at Amanator axis of Isu community.

Eye witness said the duo were on bike riding to Isu village when the hoodlums accosted them and shot them on the spot severally and ensured they were confirmed dead before leaving the scene.

 Even when. Passers-by attempted to rescue them the gunmen caused them away by dieing into the air  and later zoomed off into the nearby forest when they sure that their victims were dead. 

Isu community has witnessed series of attacks and killings in recent times. The community has a large espance of land sharing boundary with Enugu state Agba community.

Isu is said to be the headquarters of ESN  from where they Operate from. 

Commiserating with family of the deceased in a statement, the Chairman of Onicha Local government council, Hon. Chidiebere Uzor Agwu (a.k.a.Obosi ), expressed shock at the sudden killing of the two sons of the community.  

In a statement signed by Prince Chijioke Agwu, Media Adviser to the Chairman, Agwu described the incident as a "shattering tragedy," and called on security agencies to do everything within their powers to ensure the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators.

Also condemning the brutal killing, the Chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Ebonyi State Chapter, Comr. Douglas Ochishi, said the they would not fold their arms to watch the killers to go scott free and would stop at nothing in seeking for justice  over this killing. 

He called on the security agencies and other relevant authorities to swing into action and bring the perpetrators of this dastardly act to book.