How Gunmen Killed 16 People In Obeagu Community
It was a black Monday in Obeagu Community, Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, after suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded and killed 16 persons, who were between the ages of 18 and 56.
Apart from the brutal murder of the victims, about 10 motorcycles and a vehicle, whose owners were killed, were set ablaze and most residents deserted their homes and fled from the Community.
P.M.EXPRESS gathered that one of the victims was the Coordinator of IPOB in Obeagu, identified as Ndubuisi Ogbuzu and several others.
One of the eyewitnesses, who escaped the onslaught, Ngozi Odoabuchi, described the incident as horrible.
“I went to Ishielu Local Government Headquarters, where I am working. After the close of work, I took a motorcycle, popularly known as okada, from Nkalagu to my community, Obeagu. It was around 4.30pm and it was horrible.”
Speaking on the carnage, the Chairman of Ishielu Local Government Area, Henry Eze, described the incident as gruesome and called on the security agencies to fish out the killers.
A community leader, who gave his name as Oji Osondu, said the offence of his community was that they dared to ask the herdsmen to leave their community.
The Ebonyi State Police Command confirmed the incident but could not verify the casualty figure.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Loveth Odah, said, “The Commissioner of Police delegated a team of Policemen for an on-the-spot assessment because of peace talks going on in the town”.