Seven Wedding Guests Killed by Suspected Gunmen in Imo

Osaretin Balogban

Seven wedding guests have reportedly been killed in Imo State by gunmen suspected to be Ebubeagu Security Operatives on Sunday.

The Incident caused unrest in the state as the news surfaced on Monday.

The wedding guests were returning from a traditional wedding that took place in Awommamaa in Oru West Local Government Area and they were heading back to their community in Otulu in Oru East Local Government Area.

The Community Leader in Otulu confirmed the news and also reported the information to our newsmen.

He added that the persons coming from the wedding were traveling on motorcycles around 7 pm, then the suspected Ebube Agu operatives sighted the guests and opened fire, killing seven persons at the spot with five persons missing while two others were hospitalized due to the attack. Few others who had minor injuries were discharged.

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The leader lamented that the people are angry and protesting over the unjustified killing, Saying that the victims didn’t commit any crime. He also noted that such an incident has never occurred before.

“This is very unfortunate. Our people are angry. They are protesting. There was no cause for the killing. They were just riding home when the Ebubeagu Security outfit opened fire on them. This has never happened before.”

“We have reported the incident to the security agents. The commissioner of police and the commander of the 34 Artillery Brigade Command Obinze have visited. The DPO is also assisting. I have reported the killing to the member representing us at the National Assembly.”

“The celebrant is Chijioke Nnanna. Those arrested are Uchenna Orjiribeka, Chido Ekesinachi and Nnamdi Ekesinachi. Those in the hospital are Oluebube Agbor and Thank God Iheukwumere. Those who were killed are, Chigozie Obinwa, Ozioma, Chikere Anyadioha, Ifechi Ekesinachi, Emeka Ekesinachi , Aboy Ihegboro and Chijindu. Five persons are still missing,” he said.

Police representative, Michael Abattam also confirmed the incident, adding that the police had started investigations.

Source: The Nation

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